Work of Tasmanian artist Kitty Taylor to be displayed at
Louvre in Paris
Kitty Taylor’s photograph named Sacred Heart will be part of a digital projection series shown in Paris in July.
Selected artworks will be displayed at a pop-up exhibition in the reception area of the Louvre, with a $75,000 prize up for grabs.
Taylor said she took the photo through a complicated procedure that she devised.
“It’s a digital piece however it was created by analogue means,” she said.
“I developed this technique where I would photograph something and then put it through a projector and then rephotograph and then move the projector and do all kinds of weird things with it.
“[I] end up rephotographing that original image up to 18 times to get a final image that looks like it’s been made on a computer.”
Taylor said she created the image when she was undertaking a residency in New Norfolk last year when she took photos of the old Willow Court Administration Building.
“Then at night I had a fellow artist, Lena Lindblad, model for me and I projected the images on to her body,” she said.
“The I rephotographed and reprojected and got this image in the end.
“What it actually is, is a fire hydrant which looks like sacred heart right on her chest.”
Launceston-based Taylor said she submitted the artwork in an online competition through a group called see.me.
It specialised in helping artists have their work shown around the world.
“This same work has also been shown in New York at the see.me gallery on Long Island,” she said.
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