Marilyn Minter (b. 1948)
Playpen (2011)
The motif of the baby splashing paint behind the window, oblivious of the viewer and building up an abstract pattern on the glass plane is explored in Marilyn Minter’s new video, Play Pen. Shot with a Fantom slow motion camera, it features several babies bathing in silver paint. Smearing and splattering in the viscous liquid with contagious pleasure, the mighty toddlers splash silver across the entire frame, slowly saturating the screen with paint. The baby becomes a stand in for her fascination with our human search for pleasure. Playpen has been exhibited extensively including large scale projections at Salon 94, New York; Riotous Baroque, Kunsthaus, Zurich and The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas.