Study No. 306 (Zeuxis & Parrhasius)
Lotte Reimann

study No. 258 + 259 (visual models for computer-based simulation of velvet and cotton ), 2018
Lotte Reimann

study No. 188 (computerbased simulated figurine, 2018


study No. 51 (Peter Shaw re-enacting Antony Gormley sculpture), 2018
Lotte Reimann

study No. 280 (ancient Roman torso on display), 2018
Lotte Reimann

study No. 273 (computer-based simulation of draped figure), 2018
Lotte Reimann

video still of Study No. 293 (animal-locomotion inspired robot-worm from the MIT at Harvard), 2018

Mimus velae | farce of cloth | is a finger
exercise, which derived from the previous project 'Temptation or Dr. de Clérambault'.
It borrows on 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 deal with this phenomenon of attempting to mimic the real world in the form of cloth representations. 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 wondering about
our ideas of origin/originality.




Lotte Reimann

installation view at Unfair18, Amsterdam 2018

Lotte Reimann

installation view at Unfair18, Amsterdam 2018