Backyard Economy II (Diane Germaine mowing)

© Generali Foundation Collection—Permanent Loan to the Museum der Moderne Salzburg

Martha Rosler

Backyard Economy II (Diane Germaine mowing), ca. 1974

Video, color, silent, transferred from Super-8-film, 6 min 39 sec Camera: Martha Rosler Performer: Diane Germaine


Artwork text

This film also documents an installation and performance made up of elements from everyday life while the camera executes its delirious 360 degree-pan: a deck-chair standing in a garden, colorful underclothes hanging on the line to dry, a woman mowing the lawn, a dog running across the picture again and again, a close-up of a pullover with a romantic hand-knitted motif, in the end a palm tree... (Sabine Breitwieser)