Critical Writing Index

Mika Rottenberg's Productive Bodies

by Hsuan Hsu

Camera Obscura, 2010, v. 25, no. 2, pp. 41-73

Mika Rottenberg is a video artist who has received widespread acclaim for her video installations which often feature bodies performing tasks that range from the extraordinary to the mundane. The author explores the intricacies of Rottenberg's depiction of industrial production, considering how her works dramatize the increasing capitalization of biological life itself.

ITEM 2010.125 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Mary's CherriesMika Rottenberg

JulieMika Rottenberg

Time and a HalfMika Rottenberg

Fried SweatMika Rottenberg

Dough (2005)Mika Rottenberg

Tropical BreezeMika Rottenberg

Drawing Restraint (1987–)Matthew Barney

The History of SexualityMichel Foucault