Mika Rottenberg’s Squeeze

October 27, 2010

Two of New York City’s premiere galleries are joining forces for the latest multimedia work by alumnus Mika Rottenberg (BFA 2001 Fine Arts). Mary Boone Gallery and Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery are presenting “Squeeze,” a 20-minute video installation at Mary Boone’s 541 West 24th Street location, October 30 – December 18; there is an opening reception on Saturday, October 30, 5 – 7pm.

“Squeeze” links video of Rottenberg’s Harlem studio stage set to on-location footage of an iceberg lettuce farm in Arizona and a rubber plant in Kerala, India, a composite factory that works to create a single small sculpture. The video is being presented as a continuous loop in a custom-made theater at the gallery.

Image: Still from Mika Rottenberg, Squeeze, 2010. Single channel video installation, digital c-print. Video duration: 20 minutes. Overall dimensions variable. Courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery / Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery. Squeeze was shot by Mahyad Tousi, Set engineering and special effects by Katrin Altekamp and Quentin Conybeare; acoustic consultation by Steve Hamilton; production by Andrew Fierberg.

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