ODALISQUE, 2008, HDV on dvd, 1'20", loop

Odalisque shows the iconic nude in her white-cloth-covered bed. This mysterious model has been an inspiration to artists for decades. There’s an aura of glorified beauty and purity is these images of the artist’s model, whereas, in reality, the model tended to be not only a model but also the artist’s mistress with very earthly qualities. In Odalisque, a sudden sound of a fart breaks the silent image, and releases the nude model from her role as the object for art.

 

ODALISQUE
MINNA SUONIEMI
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