Sunday, July 05, 2009

Candice Breitz, encore

I have been thinking of Candice Breitz's "Thriller" piece that I wrote about a few years back (here too). There is a lot of footage from Breitz, a conceptual artist (or flarfist perhaps?) who is known for her work with people singing famoust songs--Legend, a piece on Bob Marley, "Working Class Hero," uses John Lenon, "Queen" in which people sing Madonna, and "Thriller," the latter being the only one without an internet footprint. The other thing Breitz does is take existing footage--from movies primarily--and juxtapose or collage images and scenes to reveal certain biases in language and culture. Here is a portion of her work with Meryl Streep:

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