Geraldine Erman
fleurs animeés
April 2023

The project fleurs animeés is inspired by the 19th century satirical images of J.J.Grandville’s “Les Fleurs Animeés” and depicts animated figures made of organic “debris” (e.g.; rocks, flowers, pinecones, and fungi). The gestural motion-capture sequences are synced together in an intuitive, whimsical fashion to evoke humor, pathos, and an incongruous logic.


Bio - Since the 1980s Geraldine Erman’s work has assembled “everyday” sources including furniture and clothing, and, more recently, digital facsimiles. These sculptural constructions suggest an underlying, animated vitalism using incongruous forms and structures to allude to the corporeal.

For the last decade, digital media has supplanted the analogue, and includes three-dimensional animation and interactive web-based works.

Her work has been supported by the Guggenheim Foundation, The American Academy in Rome, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and others.