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Blood from a Stone

Kate Gilmore

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art

Kate Gilmore sets up scenarios in which she performs tasks that test her physical endurance, such as breaking out of confining spaces, scaling high walls, or moving heavy objects. These feats are at once potentially dangerous and seemingly meaningless, yet the artist enacts them repeatedly with unwavering determination and focus. Gilmore originally executed and recorded Blood from a Stone in the Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art before the work appeared in the 2009–10 exhibition Reflections on the Electric Mirror: New Feminist Video.
MEDIUM (a) Single channel video (color, sound), (b) plaster, wood, paint
DATES 2009
DIMENSIONS duration (a): 8.09 min. (b) ten blocks, each: 12 x 12 x 12 in. (30.5 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
EDITION Edition: (a) 1/5; 2 Aps
CREDIT LINE (a) Gift of the Council for Feminist Art and gift of Katherine Ordway, by exchange (b) Gift of Robert D. Bielecki
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CAPTION Kate Gilmore (American, born 1975). Blood from a Stone, 2009. (a) Single channel video (color, sound), (b) plaster, wood, paint , duration (a): 8.09 min. Brooklyn Museum, (a) Gift of the Council for Feminist Art and gift of Katherine Ordway, by exchange (b) Gift of Robert D. Bielecki, 2010.16a-b. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, DIG_E2009_Reflections_on_the_Electric_Mirror_10_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE DIG_E2009_Reflections_on_the_Electric_Mirror_10_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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