Buckingham attempted to bring Wollstonecraft and the urgency of her words into the twenty-first century, but because it was difficult to hear what she was saying - as Buckingham had placed two localized speakers at key points in a gallery space - the real message reflected the consistent difficulty in hearing feminism. The chandelier, erect and glowing to the viewer, not only connects the physical space to the video chamber, but provides the only other light in the installation room, indicating the conflict presented - the glowing phallus of intellect versus the decorative position of women.
COMPOUND COUPLING Suzanne E Szucs Afterimage; Nov/Dec 2008; 36, 3; Docstoc pg. 25 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Furthe
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