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Dora Budor

A woman passing on the street said, 'a decongestant, an antihistamine, a cough suppressant, a pain reliever.', 2016

Tempered glass, steel, polystyrene foam, aqua resin, rocks, soil, sand, epoxy resin, acrylic polymer with pigment suspension, replica of ‘Instruments for Operating on Mutant Women’ from “Dead Ringers” (1988), medical threads from surgical suture on artist’s left hand.
location
New York
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Exhibition history
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Courtesy the artist and New Galerie, Paris.
Dora Budor
Croatian, b. 1984
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Exploring cultural phenomena surrounding mainstream cinema in America, Dora Budor creates sculptures and films that expose the technical and otherwise overlooked elements of movies. Budor most regularly engages with movie props—objects which are inherently fake or flawed, yet appear real and perfect on-screen—in order to “reanimate” them and give them a second life through recontextualization. “I’m interested in the technical processes behind the visual effects like prosthetics or makeup that are used to simulate bodily sensations … onto the screen,” she has said. A series of sculptures built around discarded movie props with artificial weathering, rust, and dust positions the objects as modern-day fossils. Budor views cinema through an anthropological lens, seeking to explore how people interact with films and the way that fictional characters become part of a collective emotional reality.

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About the work
Exhibition history
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Courtesy the artist and New Galerie, Paris.
Dora Budor
Croatian, b. 1984
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Exploring cultural phenomena surrounding mainstream cinema in America, Dora Budor creates sculptures and films that expose the technical and otherwise overlooked elements of movies. Budor most regularly engages with movie props—objects which are inherently fake or flawed, yet appear real and perfect on-screen—in order to “reanimate” them and give them a second life through recontextualization. “I’m interested in the technical processes behind the visual effects like prosthetics or makeup that are used to simulate bodily sensations … onto the screen,” she has said. A series of sculptures built around discarded movie props with artificial weathering, rust, and dust positions the objects as modern-day fossils. Budor views cinema through an anthropological lens, seeking to explore how people interact with films and the way that fictional characters become part of a collective emotional reality.

Dora Budor

A woman passing on the street said, 'a decongestant, an antihistamine, a cough suppressant, a pain reliever.', 2016

Tempered glass, steel, polystyrene foam, aqua resin, rocks, soil, sand, epoxy resin, acrylic polymer with pigment suspension, replica of ‘Instruments for Operating on Mutant Women’ from “Dead Ringers” (1988), medical threads from surgical suture on artist’s left hand.
location
New York
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