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Mika Rottenberg

Bubble 1- Bubble 6, For Parkett 98, 2016

Single channel video, with sound, approx 15-40 second loop. Oyster purse with pearl capsule inside containing memory stick
This is part of a limited edition set.
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New York, Zurich
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Six videos, each video version Ed. 6 / 2 APs

Six videos, each video version Ed. 6 / 2 APs

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Video/Film/Animation
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Signed and numbered certificate
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Mika Rottenberg
Argentinean-Israeli, b. 1976
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Mika Rottenberg creates elaborate and imaginative video installations as vehicles to explore ideas of class, labor, gender, and value. The artist, who above all considers herself a sculptor, often begins a project by seeking out female performers noted for their unusual physical characteristics, such as bodybuilders. She then builds elaborate sets as “costumes” for the performers—which in turn become the theater where the audience experiences the video. Inspired by her first encounters with infomercials after moving to New York as a teenager, as well as the idea of “finding little solutions for things that are not necessarily a problem,” her characters engage in absurd acts of labor involving Rube Goldberg-like assembly line contraptions, milking hair to make cheese or grinding acrylic fingernails into maraschino cherries—often exerting much more effort along the way than the final product is worth.

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Six videos, each video version Ed. 6 / 2 APs

Six videos, each video version Ed. 6 / 2 APs

Medium
Video/Film/Animation
Signature
Signed and numbered certificate
Image rights
©Parkett Publishers and the artist
Mika Rottenberg
Argentinean-Israeli, b. 1976
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Mika Rottenberg creates elaborate and imaginative video installations as vehicles to explore ideas of class, labor, gender, and value. The artist, who above all considers herself a sculptor, often begins a project by seeking out female performers noted for their unusual physical characteristics, such as bodybuilders. She then builds elaborate sets as “costumes” for the performers—which in turn become the theater where the audience experiences the video. Inspired by her first encounters with infomercials after moving to New York as a teenager, as well as the idea of “finding little solutions for things that are not necessarily a problem,” her characters engage in absurd acts of labor involving Rube Goldberg-like assembly line contraptions, milking hair to make cheese or grinding acrylic fingernails into maraschino cherries—often exerting much more effort along the way than the final product is worth.

Mika Rottenberg

Bubble 1- Bubble 6, For Parkett 98, 2016

Single channel video, with sound, approx 15-40 second loop. Oyster purse with pearl capsule inside containing memory stick
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Location
New York, Zurich
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