Yves Netzhammer

Really digging the work of Yves Netzhammer. He makes animations and installations, often involving 3D animation and 2D illustrations. There are grainy films on Youtube here and here. He exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2007, gallery here, and San Francisco MOMA, info here.

For me, the immediate visual touchstone for Netzhamer’s work is Duchamp’s The Bride Stripped Bare… There’s a mechanical, mythological feel to the work that hints at the same system of fetishised dynamics that Duchamp’s Bride pioneered. Netzhammer places more emphasis on figuration than Duchamp, but his figures still feel detached - like dummies or place-holders for real human or animal bodies. There’s a definite sense of these figures being bound up in mechanical experiments.

Check out some more work at Galerie Anita Beckers.