Study No. 306 (Zeuxis & Parrhasius)
Lotte Reimann

study No. 258 + 259 (visual models for computer-based simulation of velvet and cotton )
Lotte Reimann

study No. 188 (computerbased simulated figurine)


study No. 51 (Peter Shaw re-enacting Antony Gormley sculpture)
Lotte Reimann

study No. 280 (ancient Roman torso on display)
Lotte Reimann

study No. 273 (computer-based simulation of draped figure)
Lotte Reimann

video still of Study No. 293 (animal-locomotion inspired robot-worm from the MIT at Harvard)

Mimus velae | farce of cloth | derived
from my previous project 'Temptation or Dr. de Clérambault'.
It is inspired by the legend of Zeuxis and Parrhasius––two ancient Greek painters who staged a contest to determine which of the two was the greater painter. Both artists painted trompe l'oeil's. While Zeuxis only tricked some birds, Parrhasius deceived the other painter with
a drape covering the painting, which was the painting itself.
All objects shown in the installation circle
around this phenomenon of attempting to mimic the real world as representations of cloth. Some images and objects are simulations themselves whilst others stem from laboratories, where they have been part of scientific research into different animations or simulations, e.g. computer-based visual animation or animal-inspired robotics.
Mimus velae is humorously playing with our
ideas of origin/originality.




Lotte Reimann

installation view at Unfair18, Amsterdam 2018

Lotte Reimann

installation view at Unfair18, Amsterdam 2018