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Tolchinsky, Debra and Dave

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Digital access to this material is pending artist's approval. Materials may be viewed onsite at the Goldsen Archive, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Kroch Library, Cornell University.

By considering cultural phenomena including plastic surgery, Reality TV, and medical case studies, we confront dichotomies such as beauty/horror, psyche/body, natural/medically constructed, celebrity/obscurity, in a simultaneously playful, creepy, and ironic fashion. And while our projects range from raw speakers with tiny video screens hung on a gallery wall to synchronized multi-monitor elevator installations, our concerns consistently focus on the relationship between fame, humiliation, and the im/possibility of progress.

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