In The Dollhouse
Dina Goldstein’s sequencial narrative, In The Dollhouse, exposes the personal lives of Barbie and Ken.
In The Dollhouse, 2012 A 10-part sequential narrative that takes place within an adult-sized dollhouse belonging to Barbie and Ken, the idealized American couple and plastic icons of Western Culture. More than any other childhood construct, Barbie represents the concept that beauty is the apex trait, and is necessary to attain power and happiness. Her co-star Ken, who has been trapped in an imposed marriage for over three decades, discovers his authentic self and finally expresses his individuality. Barbie’s fate is grim, as she breaks down and confronts her own value and fleeting relevance. In The Dollhouse exhibits in large scale and is included in the Bogota PhotoMuseo collection.