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Queen (A Portrait of Madonna)
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Catalogue no. 1005 File: Mobile Archive / Universita Iuav di Venezia
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73:30 min.
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2005
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From the work, ’King & Queen.’  Included in the work are Madonna’s hit tracks from album The Immaculate Collection, like, “Vogue,” (5’30’’) and “Like a Prayer,” (5’53’’).  Breitz examines the status of pop stars in works ’Queen’ (A Portrait of Madonna), ’King’ (A Portrait of Michael Jackson) and ’Legend’ (A Portrait of Bob Marley).  In this work, Breitz gathered (30) fans by posting advertisements in newspapers and fan websites and then they were asked to sing their way through a key album.  Shot in screen-test mode and presented as a choral grid over a wall of tv screens, these installations are both compelling and toe-curlingly difficult to watch, affectionate glimpses into the power structures inherent in mass media and its passionate consumers.

Shot at Jungle Sound Studio, Milan, Italy, July 2005
30-Channel Installation: 30 Hard Drives


 

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 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

Queen (A Portrait of Madonna)

From the work, ’King & Queen.’  Included in the work are Madonna’s hit tracks from album The Immaculate Collection, like, “Vogue,” (5’30’’) and “Like a Prayer,” (5’53’’).  Breitz examines the status of pop stars in works ’Queen’ (A Portrait of Madonna), ’King’ (A Portrait of Michael Jackson) and ’Legend’ (A Portrait of Bob Marley).  In this work, Breitz gathered (30) fans by posting advertisements in newspapers and fan websites and then they were asked to sing their way through a key album.  Shot in screen-test mode and presented as a choral grid over a wall of tv screens, these installations are both compelling and toe-curlingly difficult to watch, affectionate glimpses into the power structures inherent in mass media and its passionate consumers.

Shot at Jungle Sound Studio, Milan, Italy, July 2005
30-Channel Installation: 30 Hard Drives


 

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis