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Pygmalion is a video-collage composed from pre-existing footage and 3D models found online by the artist. The work attempts to address how ancient ideas of perfection and beauty have been carried forward into the digital age, considering the difference between crafted original objects and their weightless, infinitely replicable computer-generated doubles. Pygmalion contemplates what it is to be a statue -the tragedy of being a still object in a constantly moving world – and explores the notion that perfection no longer resides in objects themselves, but in the very act of their faultless and permanent duplication.

Duncan Poulton