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Artists Index: Kate Cooper

In her video and photographic work, Kate Cooper (b. 1984) explores how computer-generated images are complicating the division between subject and object. Destabilising the idea that images represent realities outside of their frames, these images occupy a liminal realm between fiction and reality. Through the use of CGI technology, Cooper also challenges accepted understandings of the body’s limitations. Her avatar gets tired and sick, bleeds and is bruised. While computer generated images are primarily used within commercial production, Cooper suggests that they are infiltrating culture more widely, much in the way that a virus invades and occupies an unsuspecting host.