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Between Tin Men at KCAI Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice. Photo credit: T Max Wagner

Occupying L. Frank Baum’s Land of Oz, Between Tin Men (BTM) reanimates the children's series through narratives of radical feminism, Marxism, and modern love. Manifesting variously over the last eight years as performance, installation, episodic video, and web project, BTM traces the saga of Nimmie Amee—a minor character in Baum's universe—and her infatuation with a Tin Man who has already lost his heart to another metal lover. Staging other minor Ozians as avatars for oppositional figures from the American women's liberation movements, BTM ruminates on the commoditization of revolutionary ideals by white, capitalist and imperialist feminisms. The project continues to be archived on Participant Inc’s AFTER DARK.

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Screenshot from Participant Inc., After Dark, October 2023

Excerpt from Between Tin Men, #3: General Jinjur's Revolt

Excerpt from Between Tin Men at Roulette, 2017

Excerpt from one-channel video version of BTM, Part I. (Work-in progress)

Between Tin Men: Gifts and Souvenirs at Lubov, New York, 2017.

Writing and Press for Between Tin Men

BOMB  Magazine: Amy Ruhl's Between Tin Men by Amber Power • Link                   

Bedford + Bowery: Art Hearts: Experimental Comics, A Munchkin Saga, and More Art This Week by Cassidy Dawn Graves • Link
Art F City: This Week's Must-See Art Events: Condo (the Good Kind) Invades New York by Anthony Farley • Link
What Should We Do: Expert Picks: WSWD's Summer Art Guide by Jess Bender • Link
The Village Voice: Datebook by Osman Can Yerebakan • Link
Jennifer: Porcelana Fria by Catalina Arzani • Link

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Live performance of Between Tin Men at The Old Gym, Bard College, July 2016.

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