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The Garden Spot of the World: Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 1993

This video is part of an installation featuring computer animation, maps, books, photographs and text handouts. Rosler traces the history of her hometown of Brooklyn, New York, and takes us on a tour of its toxic hazards. The installation includes books suggesting how to fight polluting industries.

Technical details

Original title:
The Garden Spot of the World: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Registration number:
Rosler, Martha
Date created:
Date acquired:
MACBA Collection. Barcelona City Council long-term
Object type:
Single-channel video, color, sound, 19 min 24 s
MACBA Collection. Barcelona City Council long-term loan
© Martha Rosler
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Gold does not take on any dirt. And gold, just are diamonds, is an exalted material. It possesses such a degree of abstraction that it encounters you –if you use it artistically– on an already exalted level.
James Lee Byars