Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Pia Lindman

Lakonikon (part of the New York Times Project)

Lakonikon (part of the New York Times Project)

Pia Lindman. Lakonikon (part of the New York Times Project), 2002–2003.

Description:
I have collected images from the "New York Times" issues published between 2002 and 2003. Eliciting the bodily gestures out of the news context (be it mourners of the World Trade Center, a terrorist attack in Israel, a funeral of a Palestinian, a Chechnyan, or a Russian, etc.) I reenacted them in front of a video camera without revealing their original context. I tried to repeat the gesture as accurately as I could -- without investing any emotion in the gesture.

Medium:
Video

Tags:
The New York Times Project, performance, video, gesture, public, media, drama, emotion

Images
Fascia ChairFascia, Squashed FaceLakonikon (part of the New York Times Project)Black Square (One drawing of the series. Part of the New York Times Project)The New York Times PerformancesViewing PlatformWaterline

Location
New York, NY
United States

Contact
266 East Broadway #B808
New York, NY 10002
United States
piuska@mit.edu

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