video installation
Image of Judy

With hair made of car antennae and arms removed as a gesture towards neoclassicism, Judy (1993) was an attempt to analyze and deconstruct the portrayal of women in mass media, and then reconstruct into a video installation. In art school and learning about Video Art, specifically the work of early pioneers and second-wave feminists (Rosler, Birnbaum, Kruger, etc.) I became fascinated by constructivism and media theory, while also exploring appropriation. Late night infomercials, soap operas, news reports, and the Rush Limbaugh television show were all sampled and re-edited into a two-channel video displayed within a mannequin's breast and womb.


1994 ARS Nova Show, Jack Olson Gallery, NIU, DeKalb, IL