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    Artist Mika Tajima in her studio (Bushwick, Brooklyn, 10.26.12). Production still from the New York Close Up film Behind the Scenes with Mika Tajima. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by John Marton.


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    Sculptural components for artist Mika Tajima’s installation/performance Today Is Not a Dress Rehearsal at SFMoMA (San Francisco, California, 05.10-12.09). Production still from the New York Close Up film Behind the Scenes with Mika Tajima. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Jarred Alterman.


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    Artist Mika Tajima configures sculptural components for her installation/performance Today Is Not a Dress Rehearsal at SFMoMA (San Francisco, California, 05.10-12.09). Production still from the New York Close Up film Behind the Scenes with Mika Tajima. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Jarred Alterman.


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    Philosopher Judith Butler (center) gives a lecture in artist Mika Tajima’s installation/performance Today Is Not a Dress Rehearsal at SFMoMA (San Francisco, California, 05.10-12.09). Production still from the New York Close Up film Behind the Scenes with Mika Tajima. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Jarred Alterman.


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    Artist Mika Tajima holds cue cards for members of the Golden Gate Toastmasters in her installation/performance Today Is Not a Dress Rehearsal at SFMoMA (San Francisco, California, 05.10-12.09). Production still from the New York Close Up film Behind the Scenes with Mika Tajima. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Jarred Alterman.


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    Artist Mika Tajima holds cue cards for members of the Golden Gate Toastmasters in her installation/performance Today Is Not a Dress Rehearsal at SFMoMA (San Francisco, California, 05.10-12.09). Production still from the New York Close Up film Behind the Scenes with Mika Tajima. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Jarred Alterman.


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    Artist Mika Tajima silkscreens fabric panels in her studio (Bushwick, Brooklyn, 03.04.11). Production still from the New York Close Up film Behind the Scenes with Mika Tajima. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Don Edler.


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    Artist Mika Tajima silkscreens fabric panels in her studio (Bushwick, Brooklyn, 03.04.11). Production still from the New York Close Up film Behind the Scenes with Mika Tajima. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Don Edler.


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    Performers with silkscreened signs at the South London Gallery in The Pedestrians by artists Mika Tajima, Charles Atlas, and the New Humans (London, England, 04.10.11). Production still from the New York Close Up film Behind the Scenes with Mika Tajima. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Jarred Alterman.


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    Performers with silkscreened signs at the South London Gallery in The Pedestrians by artists Mika Tajima, Charles Atlas, and the New Humans (London, England, 04.10.11). Production still from the New York Close Up film Behind the Scenes with Mika Tajima. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Jarred Alterman.


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    Performers with silkscreened signs at the South London Gallery in The Pedestrians by artists Mika Tajima, Charles Atlas, and the New Humans (London, England, 04.10.11). Production still from the New York Close Up film Behind the Scenes with Mika Tajima. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Jarred Alterman.


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    Performers strut the catwalk at the South London Gallery in The Pedestrians by artists Mika Tajima, Charles Atlas, and the New Humans (London, England, 04.10.11). Production still from the New York Close Up film Behind the Scenes with Mika Tajima. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Jarred Alterman.


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    Artist Mika Tajima reads promotional copy from a Herman Miller furniture catalog (Bushwick, Brooklyn, 12.20.10). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Versus the Cubicle. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Andrew David Watson.


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    Artist Mika Tajima reads promotional copy from a Herman Miller furniture catalog (Bushwick, Brooklyn, 12.20.10). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Versus the Cubicle. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Andrew David Watson.


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    Artist Mika Tajima reads promotional copy from a Herman Miller furniture catalog (Bushwick, Brooklyn, 03.05.11). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Versus the Cubicle. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Andrew David Watson.


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    Artist Mika Tajima gives an interview (Bushwick, Brooklyn, 03.05.11). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Versus the Cubicle. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Andrew David Watson.


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    Artist Mika Tajima reads promotional copy from a Herman Miller furniture catalog (Bushwick, Brooklyn, 03.05.11). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Versus the Cubicle. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Andrew David Watson.


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    Artist Mika Tajima and curator Tim Saltarelli disassemble a Herman Miller Action Office cubicle in her studio (Bushwick, Brooklyn, 12.20.10). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Versus the Cubicle. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Andrew David Watson.


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    Artist Mika Tajima and curator Tim Saltarelli disassemble a Herman Miller Action Office cubicle in her studio (Bushwick, Brooklyn, 12.20.10). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Versus the Cubicle. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Andrew David Watson.


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    Curator Tim Saltarelli and artist Mika Tajima and disassemble a Herman Miller Action Office cubicle in her studio (Bushwick, Brooklyn, 12.20.10). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Versus the Cubicle. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Andrew David Watson.


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    Curator Tim Saltarelli and artist Mika Tajima assemble a Herman Miller Action Office cubicle in her studio (Bushwick, Brooklyn, 12.20.10). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Versus the Cubicle. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Andrew David Watson.


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    Curator Tim Saltarelli and artist Mika Tajima assemble a Herman Miller Action Office cubicle in her studio (Bushwick, Brooklyn, 12.20.10). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Versus the Cubicle. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Andrew David Watson.


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    Cans of spray paint in artist Mika Tajima’s studio (Bushwick, Brooklyn, 12.20.10). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Wants to Hire Contortionists. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Andrew David Watson.


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    Artist Mika Tajima’s arranges details for an exhibition over the phone in her studio (Bushwick, Brooklyn, 12.20.10). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Wants to Hire Contortionists. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Andrew David Watson.


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    Sculptures in progress by artist Mika Tajima in her studio (Bushwick, Brooklyn, 12.20.10). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Wants to Hire Contortionists. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Andrew David Watson.


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    Artist Mika Tajima with contortionist Tony Mitchell at Elizabeth Dee Gallery (Chelsea, Manhattan, 01.29.11). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Wants to Hire Contortionists. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Jarred Alterman.


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    A Varier Variable Balans Ergonomic Kneeling Chair in a sculpture by artist Mika Tajima at Elizabeth Dee Gallery (Chelsea, Manhattan, 01.29.11). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Wants to Hire Contortionists. © Art21, Inc. 2011.
    Cinematography by Jarred Alterman.


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    Contortionist Tony Mitchell performing with A Varier Variable Balans Ergonomic Kneeling Chair in artist Mika Tajima’s exhibition at Elizabeth Dee Gallery (Chelsea, Manhattan, 01.29.11). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Wants to Hire Contortionists. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Jarred Alterman.


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    Contortionist Tony Mitchell performing with A Varier Variable Balans Ergonomic Kneeling Chair in artist Mika Tajima’s exhibition at Elizabeth Dee Gallery (Chelsea, Manhattan, 01.29.11). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Wants to Hire Contortionists. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Jarred Alterman.


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    Artist Mika Tajima with contortionists Christopher Bousquet and Tony Mitchell at Elizabeth Dee Gallery (Chelsea, Manhattan, 01.29.11). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Wants to Hire Contortionists. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Jarred Alterman.


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    Contortionists Christopher Bousquet and Tony Mitchell perform in artist Mika Tajima’s exhibition at Elizabeth Dee Gallery (Chelsea, Manhattan, 01.29.11). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Wants to Hire Contortionists. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Jarred Alterman.


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    Contortionists Christopher Bousquet and Tony Mitchell perform in artist Mika Tajima’s exhibition at Elizabeth Dee Gallery (Chelsea, Manhattan, 01.29.11). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Wants to Hire Contortionists. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Jarred Alterman.


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    Contortionists Christopher Bousquet and Tony Mitchell perform in artist Mika Tajima’s exhibition at Elizabeth Dee Gallery (Chelsea, Manhattan, 01.29.11). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Wants to Hire Contortionists. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Jarred Alterman.


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    Contortionists Christopher Bousquet and Tony Mitchell perform in artist Mika Tajima’s exhibition at Elizabeth Dee Gallery (Chelsea, Manhattan, 01.29.11). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Wants to Hire Contortionists. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Jarred Alterman.


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    Contortionists Christopher Bousquet and Tony Mitchell perform in artist Mika Tajima’s exhibition at Elizabeth Dee Gallery (Chelsea, Manhattan, 01.29.11). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Wants to Hire Contortionists. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Jarred Alterman.


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    Artist Mika Tajima applauds a contortionist performance in her exhibition at Elizabeth Dee Gallery (Chelsea, Manhattan, 01.29.11). Production still from the New York Close Up film Mika Tajima Wants to Hire Contortionists. © Art21, Inc. 2011. Cinematography by Jarred Alterman.


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