Jenn E Norton

2008, 03:30 minutes, colour


‘Chimera’ employs the fantastical and grotesque to chart the rise of an imagined contemporary icon, or celebrity, as a creature to be observed through microscopic scrutiny. ‘Chimera’ approaches the celebrity as though she is an engineered specimen, an organic and mutable prop. This animated video takes the celebrity through an imagined gestation period, maturation and impending supernova. Fluidity transforming through the ephemera of light, this chimera of archetypal beauty fated to emanate, explode and collapse radiates an afterglow long after the body has ceased to be.

This video is part of the ICON Themed Commission Program by Trinity Square Video.

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