The nude is an important and often used image in the world of art. When humankind started to create artifacts they often began with the human body as a subject. As new technologies are introduced, the creative expression and representation of the nude was affected in its portrayal and interpretation.
For this project I selected the term “nude” and observe in what respect this single word is translated in the digital space, and how that translation is expressed through digital images that appear on electronic devices.
Step 1: select 6 languages: English, Russian Swahili, Chinese, Spanish and Arabic.
Step 2: place word ‘nude’ in Google translate to interpret word from English ‘nude’ into one of the 5 other languages, the first word that appears as a translation is then placed…
Step 3: …into the Google search page representing a country that speaks the language e.g. for Arabic I choose Saudi Arabia as a representative country.
Step 4: I selected the first 300 images that appear.
Step 5: created a video* of the process and sequential images that were robotically selected by the digital translation of the word ‘nude.
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*PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WORK CONTAINS SEXUAL IMAGES.