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Mona Hatoum at Documenta 11

Mona Hatoum at Documenta 11, 2002. © Photo: Universes in Universe


Installation, 2000
Kitchen utensils, furniture, electrical wire, light bulbs, dimmer unit, amplifier, two speakers.
Presentation at Documenta 11, Fridericianum, in 2002.

Behind a wire fence various stainless steel kitchen utensils scattered on a table come to life intermittently glowing with light and buzzing with an audible electrical current that runs through all the objects. The wire barrier is reminiscent of an electric guard fence. It keeps the visitors from touching the electrified metal household objects.

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Documenta 11
8 June - 15 September 2002
Kassel, Germany

Artistic Director: Okwui Enwezor

Co-curators: Carlos Basualdo, Ute Meta Bauer, Susanne Ghez, Sarat Maharaj, Mark Nash, Octavio Zaya

118 artists and artist groups

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