Optimism/Pessimism: Constructing a Life, 1981
In this video, Martha Rosler examines the feminist movement’s attempts to renegotiate historically basic rights. Reading a text in the first person, the artist enumerates the different domestic, sexual and gender negotiations established by heterosexual couples in the face of internal and external pressures.
- Original title:
- Optimism/Pessimism: Constructing a Life
- Registration number:
- Rosler, Martha
- Date created:
- Date acquired:
- MACBA Collection. Barcelona City Council long-term
- Object type:
- Audiovisual recording
- Single-channel video, b/w, sound, 44 min
- MACBA Collection. Barcelona City Council long-term loan
- © Martha Rosler
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