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  1. Mine, Liz Magic Laser, 2009, single-channel video, 22 minutes. Produced via the da Vinci Surgical System.

  2. Laser worked with a surgeon to direct the da Vinci Surgical System robot to perform a series of surgical maneuvers on her purse. The video shows miniature robotic hands digging through her belongings, identity cards, money and makeup. The invasive procedures both expose and destroy the contents of her purse, leaving a disorganized pile that recalls an abstract expressionist assemblage. Displaying the vandalized purse alongside the video, Laser creates a self-portrait that reduces individual identity to its paraphernalia.

  3. Related Material+ Liz Magic Laser’s ‘Mine’ raises troubling questions about our mechanical age, OregonLive.com, November 2013 Yale Union exhibition / text Greater New York 2010, Frieze, October 2010 Greater New York MoMA PS1, Art in America, September 2010 The ‘Emerging’ Consensus, artnet.com, September 2010 Sincerity and Irony Hug it Out at PS1’s Greater New York, New York Magazine, May 2010 The ‘Emerging’ Consensus, artnet.com, September 2010 MoMA the Kid, artnet.com, May 2010

  4. Mine, Liz Magic Laser, 2009, single-channel video, 22 minutes, installation view, MoMA PS1, New York.

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      Mine, Liz Magic Laser, 2009, single-channel video, 22 minutes, installation view, MoMA PS1, New York.

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      Mine, Liz Magic Laser, 2009, single-channel video, 22 minutes, video stills, MoMA PS1, New York.


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