Isa Rosenberger / Group V, Oct 97 - Mar 98
BEFEJEZETT MUNKA (FINAL PROJECTS)
3/13/98 to 3/29/98
MAK Center for Art and Architecture L.A at the Schindler House, 835 North Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA
Isa Rosenberger from Vienna presented "Good Luck," a video detailing her experiences with Las Vegas gambling fever. Her past work examined the phenomenon of cultural trends, specifically in the way they constructed individual desires within generalized social and political conditions. The video examined the intersection of Rosenberger's own fascination for gambling, speculation, prognosis, and risk with that of so many others at a time when Las Vegas was one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. Taking as her inspiration from Sharon Stone's role as a gambling queen in Martin Scorcese's "Casino,"—a woman ultimately defeated by the corrupt male-dominated mafia system—Rosenberger asserted her feminist viewpoint as she explored gambling fever.