Yuliya Lanina: Mechanical Dolls
Lanina is a Russian born American artist living and working in New York City. Lanina creates alternate realities in her works -- ones based on sexuality, fetishism, and identity. All of Lanina's characters are dolls and toys made from dissembled parts that have been restructured with other found objects. The modifications Lanina makes to the figures are both visual and electronic; she turns them into robotic creatures with
altered functional capabilities. Lanina works in collaboration with Theodore Johnson who helps with bringing the dolls to life using electronics and micro-controllers.
filmed and edited by Content Content (greg dorsainville & joe frey)
Filmed @ Location1.org April 1st, 2009
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