[NetBehaviour] Sybille II 1999

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Wed Feb 24 16:36:27 CET 2010

Sybille II 1999

by Wim Delvoye.

The subject of Sybille II by Wim Delvoye is the skin. The magic of the 
work lies in the use of extreme close-ups. They cause the pictures to at 
first look like an imaginary, lifeless landscape. After several minutes 
worm-like objects on the surface come to life.

Delvoye creates a work of art that confounds our conventional notion of 
what constitutes the beautiful. The film shows a series of sequences in 
which various forms, invariably in tones of white and ivory, seem to 
emerge from nowhere in a delicately cross-stitched landscape.

Further explanation of what the is being filmed is written on the site...

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