Mika Rottenberg creates video installations, photographs and drawings in which bodies and systems of production become starting points for elaborate fantasies. As Trinie Dalton writes in the 2008 Whitney Biennial catalogue: "Mika Rottenberg envisions the female body as a microcosm of larger societal issues such as labor and class inequities. In her short films, women cast for their notable physical features and talents perform perfunctory factory-line duties, manufacturing inane items worth less than the labor required to make them. Her homemade machinery and décor are functional but crudely constructed ... [In] Rottenberg's unique narrative approach, action is compressed into layers of illogical activity [within] installations that physically echo the videos."
Images courtesy of Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery