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Untitled

by Isabelle De Kleine

Residency prize winner, Macquarie Digital Portraiture Award 2015
Single channel HD video

Untitled Isabelle De Kleine, b. 1994, Victoria
Video: 5:07

Untitled is a portrait of Curtis Edwards, who has the autoimmune disease, alopecia. The work intends to explore an emotive state of being overwhelmed and consumed by societal expectations, pushing the subject into a state of deep introversion and isolation. Untitled intends to visualise an alternative ‘reality’ driven by a glitched, warped and fragmented understanding of what one sees. The portrait has been heavily rendered in post-production, using auto generator tools to slow down footage, masking layers and forming a strange pulse. This creates a surreal visualisation of the subject, touching on notions of glitch and something beyond human.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.