Gretchen Bender, Artist
Harvestworks Digital Media Arts / TELLUS #21. Installation view at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; photography by Brian Forrest
A news announcer reading the story of a comatose woman and her family's struggle with end-of-life questions repeats the details, take after take. Bender's use of an unedited recording that includes the news announcer's discussions with her producer is a meditation on the violently flattening effect of repetition.
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