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Jennifer SteinkampMadame Curie2011animated video projected on site - dims. variable; 83.5 x 21.9, 83.5 x 18.6, and 22.6 x 22.2 ft.
The Museum of Contemporary Art (San Diego) commissioned artist Jennifer Steinkamp to create a site-specific video animation work to respond to the interior architecture the Farrel Gallery. Entitled Madame Curie, the seven-channel, synchronized projection is inspired by Steinkamp’s recent research into atomic energy, atomic explosions, and the effects of these forces on nature. Marie Curie was the recipient of two Nobel Prizes for creating the theory of radioactivity, and discovering radium and polonium. She was also an avid gardener and lover of plants. Flora rendered realistically for this work include rambler roses, wisteria, chestnut blooms, and hop plants, among many others drawn from a list of over 40 plants mentioned in Marie Curie’s biography written by her daughter, Eve Curie.  
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Flowers included: apple blossoms chestnut blooms cypress daisies eucalyptus fuschia gorse yellow hawthorne hop plant laburnum linden mahonia mimosa passion flowers periwinkle rambler rose virginia_creeper wisteria ACME, Los Angeles Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska (via madame_curie)

Jennifer Steinkamp
Madame Curie

2011
animated video projected on site - dims. variable; 83.5 x 21.9, 83.5 x 18.6, and 22.6 x 22.2 ft.

The Museum of Contemporary Art (San Diego) commissioned artist Jennifer Steinkamp to create a site-specific video animation work to respond to the interior architecture the Farrel Gallery. Entitled Madame Curie, the seven-channel, synchronized projection is inspired by Steinkamp’s recent research into atomic energy, atomic explosions, and the effects of these forces on nature. Marie Curie was the recipient of two Nobel Prizes for creating the theory of radioactivity, and discovering radium and polonium. She was also an avid gardener and lover of plants. Flora rendered realistically for this work include rambler roses, wisteria, chestnut blooms, and hop plants, among many others drawn from a list of over 40 plants mentioned in Marie Curie’s biography written by her daughter, Eve Curie.  

quicktime movie

Flowers included: apple blossoms chestnut blooms cypress daisies eucalyptus fuschia gorse yellow hawthorne hop plant laburnum linden mahonia mimosa passion flowers periwinkle rambler rose virginia_creeper wisteria ACME, Los Angeles Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska (via madame_curie)

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Jennifer Steinkamp
Madame Curie

2011
animated video projected on site - dims. variable; 83.5 x 21.9, 83.5 x 18.6, and 22.6 x 22.2 ft.

The Museum of Contemporary Art (San Diego) commissioned artist Jennifer Steinkamp to create a site-specific video animation work to respond to the interior architecture the Farrel Gallery. Entitled Madame Curie, the seven-channel, synchronized projection is inspired by Steinkamp’s recent research into atomic energy, atomic explosions, and the effects of these forces on nature. Marie Curie was the recipient of two Nobel Prizes for creating the theory of radioactivity, and discovering radium and polonium. She was also an avid gardener and lover of plants. Flora rendered realistically for this work include rambler roses, wisteria, chestnut blooms, and hop plants, among many others drawn from a list of over 40 plants mentioned in Marie Curie’s biography written by her daughter, Eve Curie.  

quicktime movie

Flowers included: apple blossoms chestnut blooms cypress daisies eucalyptus fuschia gorse yellow hawthorne hop plant laburnum linden mahonia mimosa passion flowers periwinkle rambler rose virginia_creeper wisteria ACME, Los Angeles Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska (via madame_curie)

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