Helmet prop used in Videodrome.

Accumicon – Spectacular Optometry International Helmet (prop). See this object in the David Cronenberg: Virtual Exhibition at: http://cronenbergmuseum.tiff.net/artefacts-artifacts-eng.html

Tom Coulter, Assistant Art Director

Plastic, foam, metal
35.6 x 44.4 x 31.8cm
2000-001-01-0102
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Gabrielle (Rosanna Arquette) Costume: leg braces

Gabrielle’s leg brace, worn in the film by Rosanna Arquette (costume). See this object in the David Cronenberg: Virtual Exhibition at: http://cronenbergmuseum.tiff.net/collaborateurs_12-collaborators_12-eng.html

Stephan Dupuis, Special Effects Makeup and Prosthetics Designer

Moulded plastic, fiberglass
70 x 12 x 15cm
2000-001-01_0097_1_002
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The upper body brace worn by Gabrielle (Rosanna Arquette) in Crash

Gabrielle’s upper body brace, worn in the film by Rosanna Arquette (costume). See this object in the David Cronenberg: Virtual Exhibition at: http://cronenbergmuseum.tiff.net/collaborateurs_12-collaborators_12-eng.html

Stephan Dupuis, Special Effects Makeup and Prosthetics Designer
prop, prosthetic

Moulded plastic, fiberglass
37 x 37 x 12cm
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Prop of instrument for operating on mutant women, from Dead Ringers.

Instruments for operating on mutant women (props). See these objects in the David Cronenberg: Virtual Exhibition at: http://cronenbergmuseum.tiff.net/collaborateurs_05-collaborators_05-eng.html

Peter Grundy, First Assistant Art Director
Alicia Keywan, Supervising Art Director, David Didur, Fabricator

nickel plated brass
various
various
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Self portrait with Cronenberg objects

Untitled self portrait with prosthetics

Alexandra Beriault

Oil on panel
48x60
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Self portrait with Cronenberg objects

Untitled self portrait with Cronenberg Objects

Sarah Van Dusen

Oil and pastel on terraskin paper
30 x 24
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Learning Objectives

The subject of the figure and its representation asks more questions than it answers. A contemporary understanding of the body and its representation in art, once the weight of art history has been lifted, must be open to many of these unanswered questions. The focus or goal of this lesson is to approach figuration in a more critical and conscious way. The upper level course for which this project was developed, builds on prior studies in figurative drawing and painting to develop new approaches to figurative practice. The project is two-fold, involving both a large-scale life-size nude self-portrait painting and the addition of a prosthetic to their self-representation.

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