Heidi Kumao is an interdisciplinary artist whose work addresses the darker, psychological side of everyday behavior, gestures, and mental states. She works with animation in its broadest sense, including electronic sculptures, intimate installations, “Cinema Machines,” and digital animations.
Untitled (Resist), 2002-03 (Work in Progress)
Girl’s shoes, aluminum, motors, customized electronics, microphone, wood and plexiglass platform.
A machine portrait: audio-activated 6-year-old girl’s legs. As viewers speak to this character, the legs begin a series of random behaviors from imperceptible movement to violent and fast kicking. Video imagery will appear in the torso section.