Video

Pictures in an Exhibition (6 channel installation)

Lisa Birke

2013, 20:00 minutes, colour

TAPECODE 1051.13

Can the female feel at home in nature, myth, and on screen, realms where she is so often laid to rest? In a six-channel video installation, Pictures in an Exhibition follows the artist as she negotiates femininity and enacts cultural and art historical tropes, rendering them confused. Pictures is at once humorous, satirical, aesthetic, historical, philosophical, and melancholic; the videos reference art history, mass media, mythology and personal experience. Pictures in an Exhibition exposes the postmodern condition, ultimately arriving at an exhibition of subjectivity.

6 Channels:
Sisyphus yogi (Renaissance woman, somersault), 1051.07;
Fragonard’s swing (Miss La La; hung out to dry), 1051.08;
white on white (marrying the wind; runaway bride), 1051.09;
looking glass(es) (lost; Stella), 1051.10;
Leda and the Swan (pool toy; plastic pornography), 1051.11;
red carpet (red stripe painting; walking the line), 1051.12.

(Note: these videos are also available as single-channel work - codes above - and “red carpet” has a 15min theatrical version)

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