Ladie’s Single Gold Medal, 1994

Ladie’s Single Gold Medal, 1994

Manipulated film stills and artifacts






Tonya Harding’s gold medal for the Ladie’s Singles at the US Figure Skating Championships in 1994 was revoked following the scandal of Nancy Kerrigan’s injury. The medal was not re-awarded. Here, she and her audience are removed using content-aware fill from film stills comprising the winning performance. Distorted, cheap replicas of the performance’s costume and relics are presented alongside the film stills.