Dara Birnbaum
PM Magazine, 1982

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.

Artwork Info

Artwork title
PM Magazine
Artist name
Dara Birnbaum
Date created
five-channel video installation, color, with sound, and photographic panel
72 × 96 in. (182.9 × 243.8 cm)
Date acquired
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
Permanent URL
Artwork status
Not on view at this time.

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