Dara Birnbaum

American (New York City, New York, 1946)

PM Magazine

1982
video installation | five-channel video installation with sound, gelatin silver prints on aluminum
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  • PM Magazine

    Dara Birnbaum, PM Magazine, 1982; five-channel video installation with sound, gelatin silver prints on aluminum, 72 in. x 96 in. (182.88 cm x 243.84 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Purchase through a gift of Rena Bransten and the Accessions Committee Fund: gift of Collectors Forum, Doris and Donald Fisher, Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr., Byron R. Meyer, and Norah and Norman Stone; © Dara Birnbaum


This five-channel video and sound installation explores the subjugation of women in popular imagery through the appropriation of broadcast television clips showing women work, consume, and entertain. By recontextualizing and combining these fragments in a sculpture of processed images and sound, Birnbaum comments on television's role in reinforcing gender stereotypes and provokes an awareness of the seductive powers of technological media.


72 in. x 96 in. (182.88 cm x 243.84 cm)
Acquired 1991
Collection SFMOMA
Purchase through a gift of Rena Bransten and the Accessions Committee Fund: gift of Collectors Forum, Doris and Donald Fisher, Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr., Byron R. Meyer, and Norah and Norman Stone
© Dara Birnbaum
91.229.A-K

Tags

videos, blue, monitors, installations, women, gender stereotypes


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