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Mrs. Hodges' Frequent Use of Air Freshener

Farhid, Nooshin (2006) Mrs. Hodges' Frequent Use of Air Freshener. [Art/Design Item]

Type of Research: Art/Design Item
Creators: Farhid, Nooshin

'Mrs. Hodges’ Frequent Use of Air Freshener', is a video work running for 17 minutes screened first in the exhibition 'Merz' at The Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria.

The exhibition re-presents the ideas and concerns developed by Kurt Schwitters in the mid 20th century in light of contemporary conditions and politics. The video work I produced for this project, employs particular forms of editing that reflect the radical use of collage in Schwitters work. It brings together a wide range of source material including found footage, original real time sequences and material from popular media. The montage ‘welds’ these disparate elements into a coherent whole. In making the work I researched Schwitters’ collages and related these to early theories of cinema montage (like Vertov’s Kino Eye).

The video employs as its location the high rise, high density living apartments developed in the 50’s and 60’s in London, and reflects upon the dysfunctional, social and personal dislocation and the role of the popular media.

Other Contributors:
CuratorLewis, Peter
CuratorFetz, Wolfgang
Official Website: http://www.bregenzkunstverein.at
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: 28 June 2006
Funders: Kunstverein Bregenz
Related Websites: http://www.csm.arts.ac.uk/csm-profiles_23357_37333439383938.htm
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Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
'Merz', The Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria.28 June 2006
Material/Media: video
Measurements or Duration of item: 17 minutes
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2009 14:02
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2010 09:59
Item ID: 1207
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/1207

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