Rapt was created using Magnetic Resonance Imaging scans of Justine Cooper's full body. MRI is a high-end medical imaging technology which works by mapping the water content of the body. These scans were used to create an animation and an installation piece which together produce a virtual 3D body, accessible on any plane. It is possible to navigate through this body, to view both its interior and exterior. The body in Rapt quite literally becomes the site of shifting, involving two parallel lines of thinking. Transformation, metamorphosis and loss are explored alongside the conceptual shiftings of time and space both precipitated and mediated by technology. Ideas of representational space, artificial space and metaphorical space are developed as are possible alternatives to sequential time which no longer correlate to bodily states of change.
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