American Girl Doll, 2008

May 2, 2012 at 1:35 pm  •  Posted in CONTACT Festival, News & Events by

Greenberg’s Glass Ceiling project is about the “setup” of being a woman. Working with a synchronized swim team, Greenberg photographs the women in their their work attire—swimsuits—with the addition of high heels. While posing like models, the athletes are shot from below in a swimming pool, the water destabilizing their elegance. The women’s heels are overtly absurd, hindering their movement and emphasizing their lack of control. The artist presses her point further by visually obscuring the women’s heads. Their identities have become inconsequential; only their sexualized bodies remain in focus. Greenberg depicts the female body as if directly channelled from the male psyche.

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