Dara Birnbaum

Damnation of Faust: Charming LandscapeDamnation of Faust: Will-o’-the-Wisp (A Deceitful Goal)Damnation of Faust: EvocationKiss the Girls: Make Them CryTechnology / Transformation: Wonder WomanDamnation of Faust (playground, installation series)

In her video collages, Birnbaum deconstructs the manipulative potential of television and subvertes its produced gender stereotypes. Characteristic is the use of genre typical components from popular television formats. She montages footage from the US-American cult series Wonder Woman the feminist icon of the video art Technology / Transformation: Wonder Woman. With the help of repetition and fragmentation, she destroys the ideology lying at the foundation of the television images.