2001 | 53 minutes | Color | DVD | Order No. 02764
“An artistic triumph, Bieman's tape provides a searing account of the parasitic networks of global, sexual trafficking in the digital age.”
“Biemann navigates a unique path through critical dialogues on the global sex trade, feminist geography and media activism and her video will become a natural resource for anyone interested in these areas."
"Hand in hand with her critique of digital technologies of visualization, Biemann constructs a thought-provoking visual rendering of instances of national impoverishment as well as of the strategies for economic development that rest on the exploitation of women’s sexual labor."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- Govett-Brester Art Gallery, New Zealand
- Museum of Modern Art, New York
- Duisburg Film Festival
- Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm
- Lux Centre, London
- Feminale International Women's Film Festival, Cologne
- Whitechapel Gallery, London
More recently she turned to ecology, oil and water with major art projects including Black Sea Files (2005), Egyptian Chemistry (2012) and Deep Weather (2013). Her video installations are exhibited worldwide in museums and the International Art Biennials of Liverpool, Sharjah, Shanghai, Thessaloniki, Sevilla, Istanbul, and Venice.
Her research is based at the Zurich University for the Arts and she is publisher of several books, e.g. "Stuff it" the Video Essay in the Digital Age (2003), Mission Reports - Artistic Practice in the Field (2008). She is currently working on a new piece on the Ecuadorian Amazon, commissioned by Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University.
Biemann has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York (1988). She received a doctor honoris causa in Humanities by the Swedish University Umea and the Prix Meret Oppenheim, the national art award of Switzerland. (03/19)