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Sarajevo Miami Remix
2’24 loop
Esther Schipper Art Statements, Art Basel Miami Beach

”People are too quick to claim misogyny. one should be able to iconically combine
women and violence without a presumption of desire ... Or using the obvious presumption
of desire in order to move beyond it. Granted, in your film you have a woman shrouded
in nihilistic solitude (her own vessel, her own self-reflection) ... Out of it, she is
struck down by a vehicle; out of it, she is destroyed as a mother; out of it, she is
used as a sexual object; out of it, she is left lifeless (silenced, she is left within it).
Yeah, on the surface this is misogynistic ... But at this point in history, it is easy
enough to move beyond this ... What is the indicator? The duck is transcendent, as is the
plushie, the rainbow spectacle, even the dog, suggests transcendence. And clearly the
commentator locks us into an interpretation outside of desire.”
(Arfus Greenwood)

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