Argentinian artist, Mika Rottenberg, comes to Palais de Tokyo, Paris for her second solo show in France. On display are a series of recent video installations as well as some of her earlier video installations that put her on the map, including NoNoseKnows (2015), Bowls Balls Souls Holes (2014), SEVEN (2011) and Squeeze (2010).
Mika Rottenberg’s work often features women, particularly women whose bodies and physical particularities have been displayed or ‘made available’ on the internet. These women’s bodies and their captivating stories become the inspiration for her video installations, which in turn act as a funnel to the universe of these women. For her exhibition at Palais de Tokyo, the bodies of her subjects seem to be fully mobilised while performing various actions on the assembly line. The end product is a series of installations seemingly, albeit humorously, made up of absurd or useless objects.
“I want the spaces in the video to have a physical impact on the viewer. Once you enter a space that is a little awkward, you become more aware of where you are. You have a different relationship with what’s on the screen.” – Mika Rottenberg