Ladie’s Single Gold Medal, 1994

Ladie’s Single Gold Medal, 1994

Manipulated film stills and artifacts

2018

 

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Tonya Harding’s gold medal for the Ladie’s Singles at the US Figure Skating Championships in 1994 was revoked following the scandal of Nancy Kerrigan’s injury.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.