art > Other works (2005-2009)

Withdrawn Object (Heart of a Melancholic; After Holbein's Dead Christ)
Withdrawn Object (Heart of a Melancholic; After Holbein's Dead Christ)
3.00 minute looped animation (stop-motion)
2008

Withdrawn Object is a response to the legacy of Hans Holbein’s haunting image of The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb (1521-22). As a looped, silent animation of a cadaver being erased, it attempts to negotiate an infection of both loss and hope in the intimate space of the crypt. Either way, the expurgation and return of Christ’s body signals an iconoclastic predicament that necessarily recurs.