Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Lana Lin

I Begin to Know You

I Begin to Know You

Lana Lin. I Begin to Know You, 1992.

Description:
“I Begin to Know You culls from a global image bank to offer some elusive variations on the picturing of women in the domestic arena. Over contrasting images from Lin’s ready-made ethnography, we hear pieces of found audio saying: ‘I reach, I touch, I begin to know you.’ This concise, historical collage of images and image-making provides a remarkable interpretation on the idea of the ‘home-maker,’ where ‘home’ is the world and the maker is the feminine figure often looked at and rarely recognized.”

—Jason Simon, catalog for Unite d'Habitation le Corbusier, Firminy, France, May 1993

Medium:
Film

Tags:
home, found footage, appropriation, globalization, ethnography, domesticity

Images
I Begin to Know YouMizu Shobai (Water Business)Stranger BabyNo Power to Push Up the SkyNo Power to Push Up the Skyeverything is not the sameMysterial Power

Videos
Taiwan Video ClubAlmost the Cocktail HourUnidentified Vietnam

Location
New York, NY
USA

Contact
lana@linpluslam.com

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