Art Monthly

Virtual and Other Bodies

The House of Osama bin Laden (2003) features in an article titled Virtual and Other Bodies written by Mark Wilshire for Art Monthly.

The writer proposes that “we need a new language of embodiment for 3D technologies (in art)”. As artists and others make increasing use of digital technologies and they appear ever more widely in the art world and beyond, it’s becoming increasingly clear that existing languages deriving from traditional discourses around sculpture and other representations of form, mass, and space or volume are no longer adequate to describe them and the way they act in the world. Wilshire argues that this is largely because the way these new mediums relate to the body and human perception is so radically different (and disembodied), compared to traditional methods of representation.