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Pierre Bennu

born Brooklyn, NY 1974

Black Moses Barbie Episode 1

2010
Digital Video
Runtime 1:14
Courtesy of the Artist

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Synopsis

In this mock commercial for a Black Moses Barbie toy, the inspiring legacy of Harriet Tubman, the historical figure, is translated in order to examine and interrogate the gendered construction and marketing of heroism, violence, and play.

Biography

Pierre Bennu is a multidisciplinary artist who uses humor, music, and the creative tools of childhood to consider and explore social norms. His work explores the intergenerational tension between cultural expression and erasure, creativity & technology. He works in animation/illustration, film, and multi media performance.