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Martha Rosler 'Prototype: God Bless America!', 2006 (still)

Prototype: God Bless America!

Fecha:
2006
Tipo obra:
Multimedia recording
Material:
Single-channel video, colour, sound, 3 min 52 s
Medidas:
Procedencia:
MACBA Collection. Barcelona City Council long-term loan
Registre núm:
3244

Made in China, a mechanical toy dressed as an American soldier plays God Bless America on a trumpet. In this video, Rosler’s camera pans down to reveal that one of the toy’s camouflage-clad trouser legs has been rolled up to uncover what looks like a prosthetic limb. An anatomical reference that, together with the patriotic song that acts as America’s national anthem, creates a short but incisive anti-war video.

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