AnuScan Inc., 2002
Web-Site, 800x600 pixel
2004, 57x29cm, Lambda Print, Dibon, signed Edition of 6
2005, 120x60cm, Lambda Print, Dibon, signed Edition of 6
The 'AnuScan', one of your most provocative pieces, the (advertised)
application of biometric devices to the anus (unique for every
person, as the iris or the fingerprint), pushes to the extreme
the imaginary of surveillance, pulling out??? a terrific politic
statement, without using any popular symbol or rhetoric. Can
you elaborate more on this 'iconoclastic appeal'?
lizvlx: AnuScan is a "webpainting".
it looks like a website, but it has no functionality, it is
a photorealistic virtual pixelpainting of something that exists
(as iriScan). it is an "abbild". we could have realized
a full-functioning website for anuScan, but we did find that
functionality was not key concerning any kinds of biometric
scanning techniques. by leaving out the clickable, we focus
on the absurd.
Hans Bernhard: Webpaintings play with the expectation
of what a web-site is or what it should be. Here a selection:
the WHITE_WEBSITE, ekmrz.cx, BartnLisa.com, bannster.net. AnuScan
was further developed into physical space. We built an exhibition
prototpye [Anus Scanner, 42X55X32cm, steel, rubber] and produced
a series of prints and paintings of anus patterns - the visual
similarity to fractal structures is striking. They look very
beautiful and strange, these very hidden treasures of mankind
- opposite attractors of the iris, the naked and open eye we
look into every day.
Ludovico, February 2005