A part of the presentation is 10m high inflatable sculpture The Last Thalidomide.
The work uses the body mapping technology and is based on 3D computer models of disabled actor and amateur athlete Mat Fraser, a Thalidomide affected person. Using Motion Capture, Simon has captured Mat’s body position and represented his physical shape using a simple neutral avatar.
The work continues Mckeown’s examination of difference and is one of the largest sculptures of its kind made in the UK. Further motion capture based work and a small Maquette by Mckeown can be seen on the second floor gallery.
This sculpture is part of Motion Disabled: Unlimited and has been commissioned by the Unlimited Programme, part of the London 2012 Festival.