[ISEA97] Artist Statement: David McDowell – PHANTASMsex/schemeland-3D

Artist Statement

PHANTASMsex/schemeland is an animated passage through dimensions of sub-erotic figment and phantasm. Its premise is loosely based upon a diagram by Sigmund Freud, which attempted to conceptually map the circuits for sexual attraction and libidinal drive. PHANTASMsex/schemeland animates a circuit through an illusionary psychosexual space absently haunted by sub-erotic spectres. In its installation version, PHANTASMsex/schemeland is presented as a projection of an endlessly repeating loop of the animation at varying frame rates. The screened version presents one loop of the animation at a steady, full motion frame rate.

The animation was largely produced at the Digital Art Research Facility Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania.

  • David McDowell (Australia), Artschool, University of Tasmania