Maria Ruido

Real Time

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CountrySpain
Date2003
Medium/Dimensions43'
CreditsCourtesy of the artist
VenueFilm Lounge

Maria Ruido is one of Spain’s new generation of politically engaged artists whose work is focused on the ongoing transformation of labour. Ruido’s video Real Time brings forth the issue of women working in precarious conditions and can be associated with the rise of a new feminist aesthetic in the wake of globalisation – an aesthetic woven around uses of the document and documentation. Real Time makes connections between the persistent gendering of work in contemporary capitalism and the more ethereal and elusive gendering of time as such, inviting us to rethink how notions of ‘the real’ are constructed and to what effect.