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South Africa / Germany (1972 - )
Diorama (Miami Version)
Nine-channel video installation and furniture (color, with sound)
Gift of William and Ruth True, originally commissioned by Artpace, A Foundation for Contemporary Art | San Antonio
Keywords: Television; Woman artist
Diorama is a multi-channel installation piece that utilizes nine television monitors that are scattered throughout a domestic living room scene. This set-up enables the sculptural qualities of the monitors to create an approachable environment. Each monitor simultaneously plays back visual and audio components of a single character scene from the 1980s soap opera, Dallas. The resulting chaos is a harsh critique on the dullness of American archetypes in media.
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