Bale is a videotape distilled from the documentation of an installation and performance piece that took place at Gallery 2 (Chicago) in November of 1999. The videotape condenses the thirty hour performance into a four minute video. Using wallpaper, furniture, and carpeting the artist transforms the gallery space into a convincing domestic living room only to meticulously deconstruct it. Using hammers, electric saws and her hands the artist takes apart the objects filling the space and eventually bundles the pieces into a large bale, left in the center of the gallery space. Through these successful transformations of the gallery space the artist calls into question the ways in which we define the space that surrounds us, both physically and psychologically.

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  • DVD,
  • H.264,


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  • Video Pool Media Arts Centre