GROSS ANATOMIES

by Martin ARNOLD
2010-2015 / Video / color / sound / 1S / 24' 02

"The dismembered body parts that twitch and gesticulate throughout Martin Arnold’s cartoons suggest a fantastic practical in gross anatomy. Gross anatomy traditionally proceeds by means of the dissection and analysis of cadavers. It aims to produce a cumulative, generalized knowledge of the morphological structures and relations of distinct components to the whole functioning body. Arnold’s cartoons generate a slightly perverse anatomical atlas of phantom limbs, phantasmatic bodies, and dynamic corpuses that emphasizes the contingency and porosity of bodies. They engage with conceptualizations of animation in the multiple senses of the word: as the animistic endowment of inert matter with a semblance of life; as a form of automation; and as a set of techniques for producing moving images and their specific technical, aesthetic, and industrial histories." -James Leo Cahill

Film List:
BLACK HOLES
color, sound, 5:20 loop, 2015
WHISTLE STOP
color, sound, 3:20 loop, 2014
HAUNTED HOUSE
color, sound, 2:40 loop, 2011
SELF CONTROL
color, sound, 2:00 loop, 2011
SOFT PALATE
color, sound, 3:10 loop, 2010
SHADOW CUTS
color, sound, 4:10 loop, 2010

2 PRINTS IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format DCP on server (SMPTE 2K)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 150,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 150,00 €