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Minus Yiwu, 2017

Minus Yiwu, 2017
MIKA ROTTENBERG Romestraat 11, 8400 Oostende

This video is of a market in the Chinese town of Yiwu. In an almost surreal, psychedelic setting, dirt-cheap consumer goods, like Christmas decorations and plastic toys, form the backdrop to apathetic salespeople, killing time on their computers or tapping away on their smartphones. Despite the vivid colours, Rottenberg (b. 1976, Buenos Aires) has a penchant for very dark humour: pleasure and revulsion are in close proximity to each other. The alienation and perverse dynamics, generated in a capitalist society, are unbearably close by.

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