In Doll (2012), a video comprised of found footage, a woman makes love to a life-size, feminized inflatable figure; she quickly hides it when she hears someone approaching. The video was played from a computer, displayed on a TV set, and re-shot from a fixed point of view with a Portapak video camera—the same technology used to produce the earliest single-channel videos from the late 1960s/early 1970s. In re-shooting the video with this obsolete equipment, Shimizu allegorizes the subject of masturbation, relating it to the intimacy of early video art cultivated by the solitary artist performing for the camera in the studio.

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