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  • Eva Grubinger

    Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art

    Eva Grubinger's Operation R.O.S.A., 2001, is a kind of Gesamtkunstwerk, orchestrating sound, sculpture, and the moving image to assay what might be called the new-economy consciousness. It features a several-meter-high video projection of a baby, as happy as in a diaper commercial and playing with a rattle comprised of emblematic objects in different colors. On the floor is a sculptural version of the rattle, in a 1:1 ratio with the oversize screen version—a scale disjunction which makes the sculpture eerily calibrated for paranoid speculation about its symbols: a triangular Moebius strip,

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