Indefinite Images, Defined Muscles was created as part of You’ve Seen Me Before, Between Appropriation and Déjà-vu, a screening and performance evening of Constanze Ruhm’s class as part of the exhibition Prosperous Poison. On the Feminist Appropriation of the Austrian Unconscious, at mumok, Vienna. Students were asked to make a time based work referencing an artwork from the mumok collection.
In Indefinite Images, Defined Muscles I inexactly appropriate the colors and the mood of Jim Dine’s Pleasure Palette (1969). IIDM is comprised of leaping still images and a text read in a voice-over, creating a nonlinear narrative. Small paragraphs of poetic text (relating to the small surfaces of the used up paint depicted in Pleasure Palette) were juxtaposed with various vacation phone photos and monochromatic frames.