This is absolutely fantastic.
A quick summary of my first project. Need to get a better camera for the documentation video, but the one I have will do for now.
Final video documentation of the installation! It went over very well and I’m super happy with the result.
The buttons are finished and everything is ready to go. Going to do my first trial install tomorrow as soon as I finish the interface! Can’t wait to see all the different bodies and stories finally come together.
Light Criticism - Anti-Advertising
The main focus of her work is the use of words and ideas in public space. Originally utilizing street posters, LED signs became her most visible medium, though her diverse practice incorporates a wide array of media including bronze plaques, painted signs, stone benches and footstools, stickers, T-shirts, condoms, paintings, photographs, sound, video, light projection and the Internet.
Holzer’s works often speak of violence, oppression, sexuality, feminism, power, war and death. Her main concern is to enlighten, bringing to light something thought in silence and was meant to remain hidden.
I have done work with LED letters and such things in the past. I love the idea of using simple text in a public space to convey my message but I also want something more tangible, tactile.
I have read her Truisms before, but completely forgot until I just stumbled across her name again.
The Disobedient Dollhouse. 2009-10.
Mixed media installation.
The dollhouse is a toy fondly remembered from my childhood. Countless hours were spent fastidiously arranging the miniature furniture in its rooms. These rooms provided the setting for the domestic scenes myself and my playmates would enact with our dolls — scenes that mimicked the day-to-day household routines of our mothers. This form of play amongst young girls was not only an imitation of the maternal role as we observed it, but, presumably, constituted a type of practice for our future lives as women. Now, as an adult, feminist, artist and mother, I revisit the dollhouse. The idealized view of domesticity that informed my childhood dollhouse is reconfigured by my adult self as a place much more complex, even contradictory, in nature. In stark contrast to the innocuous role-playing of childhood — when one could ‘play Mommy’ — as an actual parent, the actions I take have real life consequences. This simple fact can, at times, be the cause of anxiety. Additionally, while the household provides a peaceful refuge from the hectic pace of the outside world, the daily negotiations between career aspirations and familial responsibilities simultaneously render the house a site of friction and conflict. An exploration of the conflicts that arise from these competing interests was, in part, the impetus behind my installation project entitled The Disobedient Dollhouse.
Love Songs 2005 - 2007, Installation in five parts
I love love love this woman and her use of typography in her installations. Really wonderful.
Detail, Filia, 1 of 4 sections
Silkscreen on galvanized steel
20 units, 16 x 6.5 x 11.5 inches each
Try Mary Kelly for feminism :)
I did a researched paper on her when I was a student too.
She has many good stuff!
This is one of her most famous work
I hope that will help you a little bit.
Thank you! I am looking through some of her installations now and I really love her work.
Some of the info I’ve found on her so far is really lovely.
Mary Kelly is known for her project-based work, addressing questions of sexuality, identity and historical memory in the form of large-scale narrative installations.
I would love for this project to produce some sort of installation as a culmination of everything I make and/or put into this project.