Amie Siegel
Surrogates

See also

Body Scripts

Fetish

Genealogies

The Noon Complex

Surrogates
2016, continuous slide projection, color/silent

Part of a constellation of works ranging from video installation, slide projection and performance to works on paper, each in turn taking on Godard’s film Le Mépris (Contempt), it’s main location—the Villa Malaparte on Capri—and the figure of the female protagonist, Camille, played by Brigitte Bardot. The network of the adaptations and associations elicits questions about economies of authorship as well as the relationship between objects, gender, cinematographic and architectonic space. 

The relationship between the female body, the copy and its context is evoked in the continuous slide projection Surrogates, images of moments of rupture and repair on the bodies of classical sculpture in the Naples National Archaeological Museum.

Amie Siegel: Surrogates

Exhibition View, Frye Art Museum, Seattle

Amie Siegel: Surrogates

Exhibition View, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany

Amie Siegel: Surrogates

Exhibition View, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany