Parte the first - English dark rides are a bit quaint…
were, anyway. these are from the late 70s - late 80s
Created with Hollywood special effects company Spectral Moments, the dancer has facial recognition tech so viewers who approach it will be seen back, and convincingly lip-syncs to speech played in the background - video embedded below:
Presented here for the first time, Wolfson’s animatronic sculpture combines film, installation, and performance in the figure of a curvaceous, scantily clad woman covered in dirt marks and wearing a witch mask. Unlike the artist’s two-dimensional subjects, this life-size character was developed in close collaboration with a special effects studio in California used by major Hollywood productions. The woman can be encountered on a one-on-one basis in a mirrored room in the gallery, creating a different kind of viewing experience that intensifies the importance of the gaze found throughout Wolfson’s work.
The exhibition runs until the 19th of April - you can find out more here