Berlin Diary: Thanks to My Ancestors, 1981

Hong Kong 2015
Galerie Hubert Winter
SONY television, blue ink on pink crystal, twine
Artwork size
23.0 x 20.2 x 28.0 (cm)
9.1 x 8.0 x 11.0 (inch)
Shigeko Kubota (*Niigata, Tokyo, lives and works in New York) pioneered the artistic use of video only five years after the introduction of consumer, nonbroadcast, video cameras and recorders. Her close relationship to Nam June Paik made her also participate in the Fluxus movement. She was among the first to discover the emotive potential of the combination of strong sculptural forms with video imagery. Her first exhibition dates back to 1972. Her artistic vision combines questions of her childhood, feminism in art and philosophical reflections on nature and existence. "Berlin Diary: Thanks to My Ancestors" is part of a series of "Broken Diary" that combine real images with memories in journal entry style.