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Film

MIKA ROTTENBERG

NONOSEKNOWS & SQUEEZE

Date: 08 Apr 2016 – 25 Apr 2016
Type: Film

In NoNoseKnows, Rottenberg draws parallels between the culturing of pearls in China and empty housing developments littered across the country.

Within an anonymous building, we witness Bunny Glamazon, a 6’5” blonde Amazonian woman, in her supervision of the pearl-making process. Self-inducing an allergic reaction causes her nose to inflate and grow, where she sneezes out various noodle dishes, eventually popping the enigmatic bubbles occupying various rooms of the building.

Squeeze continues Rottenberg’s inquiry into the mechanisms by which value is generated, considering the logistics of global outsourcing and the alchemy of art production.

Footage from a constructed studio set in New York is linked to a lettuce farm in Arizona, USA and a rubber plant in Kerala, India. This film is an architectural portrait of crisscrossing assembly lines: a multidirectional labyrinth that spins energy within a closed circuit. The central protagonist, the product, is only revealed through its raw ingredients. In the continuous video loop, the manufacturing process is never completed, remaining in constant flux.


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opening times

Fri 8 April – Mon 25 April
Mon – Fri, 12pm – 5pm,
Sat & Sun, 12pm – 6pm

location

Tramway
25 Albert Drive,
Glasgow G41 2PE

info@tramway.org
0845 330 3501

getting here

Rail: Pollockshields East (from Central Station, plus 2 minute walk)

Subway: Bridge Street or Shields Road (18 minute walk from each)

accessibiity

Wheelchair accessible.

Infra-red / hard wire loop systems available – please ask at reception for further information.

Assistance dogs are welcome.