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  • The American Bathing Suit/digital outline of the 16 contour lines in shades of grey (detail), Marie-Claire Raoul

    The American Bathing Suit/digital outline of the 16 contour lines in shades of grey, détail

  • The American Bathing Suit, digital outline of the 16 contour lines, Marie-Claire Raoul

    The American Bathing Suit, digital outline of the 16 contour lines, 50cm*80cm, printed on a Rhodoid sheet, January 2006

  • The American Bathing Suit, detailed manual outline of the 16 contour lines, Marie-Claire Raoul

    The American Bathing Suit, detailed manual outline of the 16 contour lines,felt pen on tracing paper, 80cm*50cm, 17th January 2006

Outlines

The bathing suit image is divided by 16 digital contour lines into 16 spans corresponding to different shades of grey. These contour lines make visible the outline of the contrasting shades and they offer a general idea of the drawing. However, it is impossible to tell two shades from one another when they correspond to similar colours. We are looking at lines interlacing without starting or stopping anywhere, or rather at a surface with holes and mounds. The topography obtained when drawing this outline manually is useless without the original picture.

The American Bathing Suit, digital outline of the 16 contour lines, printed on a Rhodoid sheet

[Proliférations]
Digital printing on rhodoïd and plexiglas

60cm*180cm

Time period

January 2006

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