Solid : Dimensions variable, Giclée print on Kappa, latex vinyl

Ruth Gibson (Artist), Bruno Martelli (Artist)

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchArtefact


As a part of the MAN A series, the work takes military Dazzle camouflage as a point of departure. Unlike traditional camouflage which operates on the principle of concealment, dazzle camouflage uses complex arrangements of high-contrast, interrupted patterns of geometric shapes intended to confuse the calculation of a ship's range, speed and bearing in an enemy's optical gunnery rangefinder. Solid creates a playful dialogue between machine-readable visual information and the primordial human impulse to recognise human figures in a landscape, motion-captured dance emerges from the patterns. The work pays homage to Melancolia I the engraving by the German Renaissance master Albrecht Dürer depicting tools of geometry and architecture surrounding a figure and rhombohedron know as Dürer's Solid.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2014


  • sculpture
  • dance and visual art
  • Performance
  • animation
  • Printing
  • Augmented reality
  • Motion Capture

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    Gibson, R. (Artist), & Martelli, B. (Artist). (2014). Solid : Dimensions variable, Giclée print on Kappa, latex vinyl. Artefact, Gibson/Martelli.