Michael Snow

(Toronto, 1928)

VUEEUV, 1998

Colour photograph on cloth hung on plastic tube, unique
103 x 130 cm - 40 x 51 in./po

VUEEUV  (the second “e” should be horizontally inverted) is a single image, a female nude, printed on a transparent veil. The piece seeks to bring the real and fictional together, the fictional image acquires materiality through its projection on present surface. The object (suspended veil) and its representation (photographed curtain) are superimposed in what seems to be a destruction of the temporal lapse between the moment the shot was taken and the present. Thereby, the female body is closer to an apparition than to a record.