BART HESS

Heart to Mouth

Bart Hess Heart to Mouth

source:nownesscom
Sheath your arrows: the voluptuous red heart, international symbol of love, is reimagined in this a visceral new short by genre-defying Dutch artist Bart Hess. With echoes of high-tech fetish fashion and Jeff Koons’ contemporary pop art classic “Hanging Heart,” Hess’ latest video stages a Sapphic encounter from within crimson latex balloons. “I want to create a tension between the body and material—almost as though they become one,” says the multidisciplinary creative, whose work at the edge of sensation has included collaborations with Nick Knight and Lucy McRae, a neon fantasy for Tod’s and a head-to-toe slime outfit for the artwork to Lady Gaga’s last album Born This Way. Here Hess turns to fringe science, confessing a fascination with the mysterious phenomenon of autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR). “It’s a physical sensation that most people describe as a tingling in the head or a ‘brain orgasm’ that can be caused by all kinds of sounds,” he explains of the intense experience, which, if you believe its proponents, can be provoked by online uploads of mundane tasks. “One video that definitely triggers something with me is of a woman playing with a balloon. Together with an amazing team I translated the idea into my own short.”
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source:gizmodocom
An expression of love can take many forms—be it a heartfelt letter, a thoughtful gesture, or, in this case, two women stroking each other’s latex balloon heads. “I want to create a tension between the body and material-almost as though they become one,” says Bart Hess, the Dutch artist behind this sapphic short film.
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source:techglimpsecom
Bart Hess, Dutch artist’s latest short film offers a stirring exchange of slow-motion passion for love. According to Bart Hess, “He wanted to create a tension between the body and material-almost as though they become one”. In the below short film, two women strokes each other’s latex balloon heads to express a love on each other. Bart Hess artistic works has been showcased at the ‘Dutch invertuals’ exhibition during the Milan design week in 2009.
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source:whyartpl
Bart Hess zasłynął w świecie sztuki fascynacją tekstyliami i materiałem jako takim. Swoje zainteresowania miał najpierw okazję rozwijać w słynnej Design Academy w Eindhoven. Zwieńczeniem jego studiów był projekt A Hunt for High Tech, w którym artysta po raz pierwszy eksplorował koncepcję stworzenia nowego archetypu istoty – czegoś pomiędzy człowiekiem, zwierzęciem, a materią. Od 2008 roku, artysta poszedł w swych badaniach dużo dalej.

W jednym z nowszych projektów Heart to Mouth, artysta po raz kolejny używa materii do zilustrowania emocji i namiętności rządzących gatunkiem ludzkim. Lateksowe konstrukcje na głowach aktorów zmieniają ich w zupełnie odmienny gatunek – nadal logiczny, nadal ludzki, lecz zaskakujący.