Dara Birnbaum presents Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman (1978-79)
Dara Birnbaum is known for using video to reconstruct television imagery using as material such archetypal formats as quizzes, soap operas, and sports programmes. Her techniques involve the repetition of images and interruption of flow with text and music.
Her best known work ‘Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman’ was made by appropriating imagery from the 1970s TV series Wonder Woman. Through this process Birnbaum isolates and repeats the moment of the "real" woman's symbolic transformation into super-hero.
Serpentine Cinema : CINACT is a series of monthly artists’ films screenings and events at The Gate cinema in Notting Hill. CINACT is named after the title of American artist Henry Flynt’s 2007 cinema manifesto. Each programme focuses on artists who investigate and experiment with the medium of cinema. Tickets available in person at the cinema, on 0871 704 2058 or www.picturehouses.co.uk
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