Skin Club explores the fantasy of the CG (computer generated) human through 'photorealistic' nude male and female models. The animated characters perform as interactive storytellers, sharing their experiences of sexual encounters. The viewer is implicated in the experience: as friend, as therapist, as self-help group member. The intimate stories invite voyeurism and bring into question the pornographic culture that surrounds technofetish.
As the catalogue states, "the bodies Erceg has modelled deliberately diverge from the ideal forms normally associated with both computer generated animations... and the interactive pornographic sites on-line. Her models lean towards the naked rather than the nude, as if reasserting the reality of the scenario in the fiction".
Skin Club contains nudity, sexual references and adult themes.
Presented in association with the 2002 Next Wave Festival. Produced with the assistance of Film Victoria's Digital Media Fund and supported by Arts Victoria, the City of Yarra, Herma Projection Screen Technology and B&H Australia.
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