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Girl in a Blue Dress

Lutz Bacher (American)
Single-channel digital video, color, silent, 5 min., 5 sec.
Variable Media
Credit Line:
Purchase, Henry Nias Foundation Inc. Gift, 2012
Accession Number:
Not on view
Working in various mediums, Bacher utilizes technical flaws in her tools for their expressive potential, such as the stutter step of a faltering video camera used here to follow a teenage visitor to the Picasso Museum in Paris. The fractured and unstable space through which the artist’s quarry—who could be a slightly younger, reincarnated version of one of the Spanish master’s own models-turned-sexual conquests-turned-muses—is tracked dizzily is not unrelated to Picasso’s own Cubist quest for visual possession of the female form.
Lutz Bacher; [Ratio 3, San Fransisco]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Spies in the House of Art: Photography, Film, and Video," February 7, 2012–August 26, 2012.

Bacher, Lutz. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. New York: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2008. unpaginated.

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