Casual Shopper, by Judith Barry, 1980–81

Judith Barry Casual Shopper, 1980–81

Medium: Single-channel video, color, sound
Dimensions: 6:00 min.
Credit Line: Courtesy of the artist; Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles; and Galerie Karin Sachs, Munich. Video still courtesy of the artist

Depicting the glittery seduction of a mall and the modes of consumption that such spaces encourage, Casual Shopper presents private fantasies and corporate consumer spaces as mutually constitutive. The intoxicating promise of fulfillment offered up by commercial display is called into question in this mesmerizing video.


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"Casual Shopper." Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology Digital Archive. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2017. https://​​take-it-or-leave-it/​art/​casual-shopper/​.