Mika Rottenberg

Sneeze to Squeeze
February 8 – June 2, 2013
Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Sweden
Installation Views
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Cheese (#2)
2008
multi-channel video installation
dimensions variable
ARG# RMK2008-006

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Detail of:

Cheese (#2)
2008
multi-channel video installation
dimensions variable
ARG# RMK2008-006

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Tropical Breeze
2004
video sculpture
3:45 minutes
Edition of 5, 1AP
ARG# RMK2004-003

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Tropical Breeze
2004
video sculpture
3:45 minutes
Edition of 5, 1AP
ARG# RMK2004-003

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Detail of:

Tropical Breeze
2004
video sculpture
3:45 minutes
Edition of 5, 1AP
ARG# RMK2004-003

 

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Time and a Half
2003
single channel video
Duration: 3:40
Edition of 5, 2AP
ARG# RMK2003-001

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Fried Sweat
2008
single channel video installation;
one component of two-part collaboration
duration: 2 minutes
Edition of 5, 2AP
ARG# RMK2008-057

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Fried Sweat
2008
single channel video installation;
one component of two-part collaboration
duration: 2 minutes
Edition of 5, 2AP
ARG# RMK2008-057

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Fried Sweat
2008
single channel video installation;
one component of two-part collaboration
duration: 2 minutes
Edition of 5, 2AP
ARG# RMK2008-057

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Dough
2005 – 2006
Single channel video installation
Duration 7 min.
Dimensions variable

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Dough
2005 – 2006
Single channel video installation
Duration 7 min.
Dimensions variable

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Dough
2005 – 2006
Single channel video installation
Duration 7 min.
Dimensions variable

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Mary's Cherries
2004
Single channel video installation
Duration: 5:50 min.
Dimension variable
Edition of 5, 2AP
ARG# RMK2004-004

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Mary's Cherries
2004
Single channel video installation
Duration: 5:50 min.
Dimension variable
Edition of 5, 2AP
ARG# RMK2004-004

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Squeeze
2010
Single channel video installation, digital c-print
Video duration: 20 minutes
Overall dimensions variable
Edition of 6, 2AP
ARG# RMK2010-027

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Squeeze
2010
Single channel video installation, digital c-print
Video duration: 20 minutes
Overall dimensions variable
Edition of 6, 2AP
ARG# RMK2010-027

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Left to right:
Sneeze, 2012
Single channel video, duration: 3:02 minutes. Overall dimensions variable
Edition of 6, 2AP. ARG# RMK2012-010

Squeeze, 2010
Single channel video installation, digital c-print. Video duration: 20 minutes. Overall dimensions variable
Edition of 6, 2AP. ARG# RMK2010-027

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Sneeze
2012
Single channel video
duration: 3:02 minutes
Overall dimensions variable
Edition of 6, 2AP
ARG# RMK2012-010

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Julie
2003
single channel video
duration 3:30
Edition of 5, 1AP
ARG# RMK2003-002

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Tsss
2013
Air conditioner, plant, hotplate, frying pan, water
Dimensions variable
ARG# RMK2013-016

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Textures 1–6
2013
Polyurethane resin, acrylic paint
Dimensions variable

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Textures 1–6
2013
Polyurethane resin, acrylic paint
Dimensions variable

Press Release

Mika Rottenberg’s video installations show an imaginative world of surreal scenes where inane objects are produced in protracted processes resembling factory assembly lines. The workers in Rottenberg’s videos are often played by women who earn their living on their distinctive physical features, such as extreme obesity, muscularity, height or unusually long nails or hair. In the claustrophobic settings she constructs, these women engage in the production of maraschino cherries, dough, make-up and wet-wipes in the most astonishing ways. The sets Mika Rottenberg designs for the characters in her videos also partly extend into the exhibition space. The aesthetics of the mundane take on new significance when the web of production and consumption that surrounds us is experienced as both intimately familiar and intuitively unsettling.

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