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This artwork, A Bar at the Folies Bergere (after Manet) by Wafaa Bilal, is currently for sale at Dean Jensen Gallery.
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Wafaa Bilal, A Bar at the Folies Bergere (after Manet)
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TITLE:  A Bar at the Folies Bergere (after Manet)
ARTIST:  Wafaa Bilal (American/Iraqi, b.1966)
WORK DATE:  2005
CATEGORY:  Video/Film
MATERIALS:  Interactive video
SIZE:  37 3/4" x 51 1/4" images on an approximately 4' by 8' foot wall.
STYLE:  Contemporary
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Dean Jensen Gallery  414.278.7100  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Here's the way the piece works:

It starts out with Manet's famous painting on a video screen.

When people approach the work, they trigger sensors in the work. That causes the barmaid in the painting to morph into what appears to be a living, breathing woman (actually, a model who was selected and costumed to suggest the woman in Manet's painting.)

The morphed barmaid moves around behind the bar, sometimes yawns, sometimes leaves her place behind the bar. All of these activities are prompted by the movement and positioning of the viewers which are picked up by the sensors in the work.

ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Dean Jensen Gallery Inventory Catalogue
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