Candice Breitz focuses on gender, sex, and (re)productive labor in the creation of video art. Throughout her career, she has explored the dynamics by which an individual becomes him or herself in relation to a larger community, whether that of a family or the real and imagined communities shaped by questions of national belonging, race, gender, and religion, as well as the increasingly undeniable influence of mainstream media and popular culture. Most recently, Breitz’s work has focused on the conditions that fuel empathy, reflecting on a media-saturated global culture in which identification with fictional characters and celebrities runs parallel to widespread indifference to the plight of those facing real world adversity. Her moving image installations have been exhibited around the world.
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