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Dara Birnbaum «Technology / Transformation: Wonder Woman»
Dara Birnbaum, «Technology / Transformation: Wonder Woman», 1976

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United States | 5' 41" | Edition / Production: Devlin Pruductions INC. | Archive / Collection: ZKM Videosammlung, Karlsruhe

 Dara Birnbaum
«Technology / Transformation: Wonder Woman»

A stutter-step progression of «extended moments» unmasks the technological «miracle» of Wonder Woman's transformation, playing on the psychological transformation of a television product. Birnbaum considers this tape an «altered state» that «renders the viewer capable of re-examining those looks which on the surface seem so banal that even the super-natural transformation of a secretary into a »Wonder Woman« is reduced to a burst of blinding light and a turn of the body - a child's play of rhythmical devices inserted within the morose belligerence of the fodder that is our average television diet.»


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