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Title

Riefenstahl

2006

Artist

Kota Ezawa

Germany, United States of America

1969 –

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  • Details

    Date
    2006
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour aquatint, etching
    Edition
    19/35
    Dimensions
    25.2 x 37.8 cm platemark; 49.3 x 57.7 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Kota Ezawa 06".

    Credit
    Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Morris Low 2013
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    245.2013
    Copyright
    © Kota Ezawa
    Artist information
    Kota Ezawa

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  • About

    German-Japanese artist Kota Ezawa grew up and trained as an artist in Germany before moving to San Francisco in 1994. Working across media, Ezawa produces work using video, digital printing and computer animation. Ezawa’s computer rendering of the image produces a flattened effect that is visually reminiscent of the popular American television series, ‘South Park’. In ‘Riefenstahl’ and ‘Polaroid Land Camera’, Ezawa has selected iconic imagery that in the case of the former depicts German film director Leni Riefenstahl, and for the latter, the popular low-cost and easy-use Polaroid Land Camera 1000, which was mass-produced by Kodak in the 1980s. Manifestly these works signify the demise of analogue technology (Polaroid cameras and silver gelatin prints) and the emergence of digital processing.

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