To Denude is to strip (something) of its covering, possessions, or assets; to make bare.
The origins of the word Odalisque are oda (chamber) and lik (function). Chamber-function.
The drawings in Denude are altered reproductions of Reclining Nudes and Odalisques throughout Western Art History. Each has been reduced by the artist to its ubiquitous form: the horizontal curvaceous female torso. In Denude, Jaeger has assembled the drawings into a flip book of a twisting figure, flattening any spatial or temporal context.To complete this dance across the pages, the drawings are aligned by the belly button to the same spot on each page, with the same radius to the nipples and the crotch. Peradam’s first edition was printed single-sided with a soft cover in 2017. This second edition is hardcover clothbound, and organized double-sided so that if all the pages were transparent, the torsos would superimpose to make one form.