Lynda Benglis American

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The hyperactive effects of mirrors and mirroring play a key role in Now, in which the artist interacts with a prerecorded image of herself displayed on a television monitor, mimicking her dopplegänger’s words, gestures, and sounds. Everything from the visual and aural static to the high-key, artificial colors and the tight crop, which eliminates almost all evidence of the monitor behind Benglis, conspires to confuse the real and the virtual.

Now, Lynda Benglis (American, born Lake Charles, Louisiana, 1941), Single-channel digital video, transferred from video tape, color, sound, 12 min.

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