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Nikita Gale's practice is often structured by long-term obsessions with specific objects, or classes of objects and the ways these objects gesture towards very specific social and political histories. She uses ubiquitous consumer technologies as frameworks to consider how individuals potentially reproduce their relationships to objects within their relationships to psychic space and political, social, and economic systems. 

For Gale, the term “reproduction” is as much a mechanical, technical process as it is a process rooted in sex, biology and the organic. On a more physical register, her work also points to the ways that objects can be understood as instruments that extend or amplify the body through a relationship to touch. Reproduction connects humans to a desire for extension and amplification both biologically and through industrial processes, and Gale's work is a proposal for what happens when physical and psychological relationships crash and coalesce through repetition and overlap.



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