Oliver Laric: Untitled & The Hunter and the Dog

2015 New Museum Triennial: Surround Audience, New York, NY
February 25 – May 24, 2015

Production | Acquisition Grant

These works have been gifted to The Walker Art Center through the support of VIA Art Fund.

Presented in the 2015 New Museum Triennial curated by Lauren Cornell and Ryan Trecartin, Laric’s untitled animated film re-draws sequences of humans morphing into animals from found footage culled from hundreds of animations, from countries including Japan, South Korea, China, Austria, Germany, the U.S., and more. The film addresses larger questions about the transubstantiation of figurative form in animation, and continues Laric’s exploration of ideas of versioning with contemporary culture, focusing on the way images are mined, remixed, and adopted in new and unexpected contexts in today’s creative production. 

The themes of this film – morphing across form – were concretized into The Hunter and the Dog, a major new sculpture featuring 3D prints of classical Greek figurative sculptures, which call to mind the fluidity of gender that marked this ancient culture, as well as the radical new ways that historical images can be brought to material life. Laric’s animated film and The Hunter and the Dog have been gifted to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (pending).

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Images: Oliver Laric, Untitled, 2014–15, video installation, 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience, New Museum, New York. Photo: Benoit Pailley.