Smooth Metal Body is the sister work to one of the larger hanging digitally printed silk works made for Alice Channer's solo show 'Out of Body' at the South London Gallery in 2012. The series of works all use radically stretched and distorted digital prints of stone-carved classical drapery. There is a series of transitions embodied in the translations Channer makes, from the original sculptures' 3-D stone carved draping that defines the skirts of the 'Three Nerieds' of forth Century BC Xantos, now turned back into a fabric of crepe de chine as a two dimensional digital print. On the reverse of the silk, smoke rings are printed approximately the height of a standing human mouth, emphasising the shifts of scale in the piece from the human to non human.
- Artwork Details: 300 x 136 x 3cm
- Material description: digital print on heavy crepe de chine, chrome bar, cables
- Credit line: © the artist. Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund and the Henry Moore Foundation
- Accession number: ACC47/2012