Rodin's work is marked by an investigation into the relationship between art and science, which is deeply informed by her background in neurophysiology. Questioning the existence of free will, a position common to most neuroscientists today, Rodin's work essentially seeks to undermine the idea of artistic originality and the attached value system in contemporary art. While Rodin's work has an emotional engagement with the materiality of painting, she seeks to balance this by adopting an objective, process based approach marked by scientific and theoretical distance.
The Clothes Project (movie), 2017
HD video of 11,985 photos, 30 mins
For a full calendar year, Nina Rodin took one photo every time she changed a piece of clothing (whether socks, coat or earrings). The 11,985 photos were turned into a 30 minute movie at a rate of 8 photos per second. The effect is mesmerizing.