Untitled (Your body is a battleground), 1989/2019

Untitled (Your body is a battleground), 1989/2019


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Tue, 03/08/2022 – 12:33


This work has had many iterations since it was originally created as a poster for the April 9, 1989, Women’s March on Washington in support of legal abortion, birth control, and women’s rights. That summer it was remade as a large-scale silkscreen in Los Angeles and as a subway poster in Berlin. In 1990, as a commission by the Wexner Center it was installed as a billboard using the same slogan over a slightly different image and in 2021 as part of an International Women’s Day protest in Warsaw, Poland. Its most current iteration is here as a single-channel video with color, sound, and new phrases.

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The sound of falling pieces plays as the puzzle collapses at the start of the video. As the pieces connect together they make a clicking sound. The clicks speed up as the image of a face comes into form. An intense boom resounds with each changing phrase.

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Source: lacma.org

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