Sidsel Meineche Hansen
HD Video Installation
The CGI animation DICKGIRL 3D(X) (2016) features EVA v3.0, an avatar produced by freelance 3D designer Nikola Dechev, and purchased online by the artist. EVA v3.0 is a typical product of the commercial world of adult entertainment computer games, used by Meineche Hansen both as a main character in her animations and as an object in her research into the status and commodification of 3D bodies in X-rated digital image production. As DICKGIRL 3D(X), she is the porn star protagonist and post-human pleasure-seeker in an encounter with an unidentified submissive clay-like form. Directed by the artist and produced with digital arts studio Werkflow Ltd, DICKGIRL 3D(X) is presented on a flat screen TV suspended from a DIY BDSM structure, inspired by artists Sheree Rose and Bob Flanagan’s explicit, sadomasochistic practice. The post-human, digital, raw world of EVA v3.0 despite its materiality appears discordant towards anthropocene environmental concerns and structures, echoing times to come.