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2011
installation, video, performance

Charlene Shih, known for the quality of her animated films, decided to share her point of view about turning 40. In the process she becomes increasingly aware of the extended significance of her research, centered as it is on shifts in female identity and the ramifications of these shifts on its subsequent coherence. This piece explores the physical life span of the body as well as the emotional transformations of this age of crisis. With plenty of humor and several interviews, the artist addresses the issues surrounding the female mid-life crisis.
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