Portrait By Lincoln Schatz of Elizabeth Stephens, Annie Sprinkle and Bob with Yellow Ball
When we were invited by artist Lincoln Schatz to “sit” for one of his amazing “cube portraits,” we were delighted. We loved his project, and besides part of the Love Art Laboratory’s mission is to collaborate with other artists. (Lincoln Schatz portrait of Beth and Annie courtesy of Catharine Clark Gallery Note: there is no sound.)
Schatz has built a Plexiglas cube-room outfitted with 24 video cameras. So we went into the cube room with our performance artist dog Bob, a YELLOW ball, and wore cuddly outfits. For one hour we made beautiful love as Bob played with his yellow ball. Take a look at a sample of our portrait.
Our portrait is now an edition of three and available from the Catharine Clark Gallery (cclarkgallery.com) Or commission a portrait of your own. We highly recommend the experience.
Shatz on his project: “CUBE, a 10’ x 10’ translucent architectural structure, extends from the artist’s formal background as a sculptor and draws on his more recent practice in generative video memory artworks. CUBE is designed with 24 video cameras mounted at varying heights within the structure. During a one-hour sitting, digital capture from each video camera is streamed to a computer that houses the artist’s specially designed software. The resulting portrait is compiled from thousands of randomly selected video files; these infinitely reconfiguring images are presented on a plasma screen powered by a computer. Acknowledging the tradition of portraits as biographical, CUBE subjects are encouraged to represent their personalities, interests and values in whatever capacity they choose. The artist collaborates with the participants to help them develop their own conceptual approach to an hour in the CUBE.” (From lincolnschatz.com)