The Woman is the first work in The Woman and the Snowman series, which investigates the boundaries of what can be perceived as real. It comments on the influence techno-advancements have had upon mediating relationships in the context of the irreversible alterations taking place within the environment.
My fascination with fictitious characters and impossible love stories (Fish- Bird 2003–2006) led me to create another quasi-impossible analogy between an obviously fictional character, like a snowman, and a woman. Here, the snowman—as an honest representation of a fictional being—is more real than the woman. The “woman”, although she appears to be human, is a humanoid robot (Ishiguro 2007) created by Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University.
- Artist: Mari Velonaki
- Sound Composition: Nickolaos Doukas
- Cinematographer (Osaka): Jackie Farkas
- Acknowledgements: Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, Osaka University; Australia Council for the Arts (Visual Arts Board); Centre for Social Robotics and AustralianCentre for Field Robotics, The University of Sydney.