The 'AnuScan', one of your most provocative pieces, the (advertised) application
of biometric devices to the anus (unique for every person, as the iris
or the fingerprint), pushes to the extreme the imaginary of surveillance,
pulling out??? a terrific politic statement, without using any popular
symbol or rhetoric. Can you elaborate more on this 'iconoclastic appeal'?
lizvlx: AnuScan is a "webpainting". it looks
like a website, but it has no functionality, it is a photorealistic virtual
pixelpainting of something that exists (as iriScan). it is an "abbild".
we could have realized a full-functioning website for anuScan, but we
did find that functionality was not key concerning any kinds of biometric
scanning techniques. by leaving out the clickable, we focus on the absurd.
Hans Bernhard: Webpaintings play with the expectation of what
a web-site is or what it should be. Here a selection: the WHITE_WEBSITE,
ekmrz.cx, BartnLisa.com, bannster.net. AnuScan was further developed into
physical space. We built an exhibition prototpye [Anus Scanner, 42X55X32cm,
steel, rubber] and produced a series of prints and paintings of anus patterns
- the visual similarity to fractal structures is striking. They look very
beautiful and strange, these very hidden treasures of mankind - opposite
attractors of the iris, the naked and open eye we look into every day.
Interview Neural.it, Alessandro
Ludovico, February 2005