Castle 3.0

Matthew Noel-Tod

Research output: Non-textual outputDigital or Visual Products


Castle 3.0 presents familiar and unfamiliar objects in relation to ideas of life-cycles, eroticism and structures of museum display and knowledge. Male and female figures are represented through CGI (Computer Generated Graphics) in the form of Jean-Paul Gaultier perfume bottles. The female “bottle” is a virtual digital reproduction of an item found in the Art of Living displays at Norwich Castle Museum. A virtual model of a tiger echoes the taxidermic Bengal tiger in the natural history gallery below. The CGI tiger also appears in an imaginary embryonic state, a simple, but impossible furball. The objects are digitally real, but physically dematerialised. Virtual skins that appear to contain fluids and liquids whose objectives are life, death and eroticism. Like museum displays they represent knowledge of life through the signifiers of death.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNorwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery; Outpost Gallery; Contemporary Art Society
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2011
Eventother - Norwich Castle Museum; Outpost Gallery; Contemporary Art Society 2011
Duration: 9 Apr 2011 → …


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