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Kirsten Geisler (1949)

Kirsten Geisler

Since the mid-1990’s, Kirsten Geisler has been investigating the representation of the three-dimensional body in a virtual space and with the construction and manipulation of beauty. In Geisler’s works the virtual person is a symbol for the reflection of our dreams: young, beautiful, slender, normal, healthy, and of course, never aging. Thus, Geisler contributes to the social debates about virtuality, digitization and the construction of identity. Geisler’s works comment on the ideal of beauty and its delusions in contemporary society, as well as on the increasing digitization and virtualization of the world.

Kirsten Geisler studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and at the Rijksakademie voor beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. Her computer animations have been shown at video festivals in the Netherlands and abroad. Geisler’s work has been exhibited all over the world gas the scarce Geisler artist book from 1993 available. Text in this “My warmth in Absentia” is by Flip Bool, edition of only 400 copies.

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