Article Number: 8319
Soft Cover, English, Thread Stitching, 36 Pages, 2001
Dana Wyse

Dana Wyse

Jesus Had A Sister Productions 1996-2001

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Book about the installation called 'Jesus Had A Sister Productions' presenting 'Pills and Powders' by Dana Wyse.

In 1996, Wyse began her best known artwork, a pill-themed installation called Jesus Had A Sister Productions. It is a work-in-progress to which the artist adds new elements each year. Using humour and irony, Wyse’s pharmacy discusses such universal themes as gender, race, existence, spirituality, death, politics, sexuality, identity, dreams and aspirations. The work also dissects aspects of human relationships such as trust, love, communication, pleasure and power. Man’s utopic quest for perfection, achieved in instant time, is the underlying philosophy of Jesus Had A Sister Productions. Wyse incorporates advertising images from the 1960s into her work to underline the absurdity of these images as well as man’s lust for shopping and mass consumption.

Language: Dutch/English/French