Rebecca Allen, “Swimmer (in the abyss),” 1981
Medium28 Apr 2021 | 19:30 pm
Rebecca Allen's 1981 video work, 'Swimmer (in the abyss), a short video work from 1981, recorded the first 3D animated female figure in 3D. "I was interested in bringing humanity into the computer, through a feminine perspective, using the female form. The computer was thought of as a cold and emotionless adding machine," said Allen. "My early work with computers was centered on explorations of human motion," she added.