Study for Joan Portrait

  • 2016
  • Bunny Rogers
  • Silver gelatin prints
  • 5 prints - Each: 70 x 58 cm

In Study for Joan Portrait (2016), Bunny Rogers invents a hypothetical Joan of Arc face. Four computer-generated images are inspired by traditional images of Joan of Arc. These anonymous, asexual, modelled portraits, emptied of all of human substance, are no more than feature-less faces and bodies with undefined contours.

© Bunny Rogers. Photo © Uli Holz © Bunny Rogers. Photo © Uli Holz © Bunny Rogers. Photo © Uli Holz


Bunny Rogers

Rogers grew up in New Jersey, Texas and Long Island (New York State). While at school, she applied to Parsons School of Design to study fashion. She graduated with an art degree in 2012. In 2017 she earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.

A rising figure of the so-called post-Internet generation, Rogers works independently in different creative fields, through a variety of forms and channels, with information technology occupying a central role. Sculptures, installations, photographs, videos, animated films, websites, 3D modelling, poems and publications in both physical and virtual form: Rogers’ creations make up a strangely familiar world, fuelled by varying but specific references. Recurrent themes include experience, memory, community life, friendship, emotions and identity. Her work is marked by a certain existential anguish, in which the personal and the universal, reality and fiction, blur into and feed off each other.

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