Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman 1978/9
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
On View: Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, South (rectangular gallery), 4th floor
Groundbreaking video artist Dara Birnbaum was an early and prescient appropriator of television clichés and pop culture icons. In Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman, she critiques media representations of women by repurposing footage from the well-known weekly television series, isolating and repeating the character’s signature movements of power transformation. Displaying the lyrics to “Wonder Woman Disco,” released in 1978 by the Wonderland Disco Band, Birnbaum highlights the song’s sexual subtext and lays bare its double entendres.
NTSC Digi-Beta Master, color, stereo sound, 5 minutes 30 seconds
Gift of Elizabeth A. Sackler
© Dara Birnbaum
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Dara Birnbaum (American, born 1946). Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman 1978/9. NTSC Digi-Beta Master, color, stereo sound, 5 minutes 30 seconds Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Elizabeth A. Sackler, 2013.23. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2013.23_view1_PS4.jpg)
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