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Object Name: 
Video and Sculpture Installation
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(a) Glass Sculpture (dimensions variable): H: about 25 cm, W: about 43 cm, D: about 40 cm
On Display
2010 (video)
2013 (sculpture)
Web Description: 
Anna Mlasowsky embraces nontraditional viewpoints and unanswered questions in her art, which is about the exploration and investigation of glass. The video installation Hand-Made documents the artist hand-forming a sculpture—wearing fireproof gloves—that is displayed on a pedestal next to the video projection. “On the market, craft products are described with and circumscribed by the term ‘handmade,’” Mlasowsky says. “The piece Hand-Made is a literal execution of this term. As a glass artist, I can never shape the material with my own hands. Tools function as a translator of my movement. This piece is a poetic study of material that exploits my wish to form the hot material directly, and results in shapes that can only be created by hand.”
Mlasowsky, Anna (German, b. 1984), Source
Mlasowsky 2013
Engraved (a) along edge of sculpture
Primary Description: 
Video and Sculpture Installation, "Hand-Made". Video, glass; hand-formed glass, acid-etched. (a) Hand-formed laminated glass sculpture made from a circular sheet of glass that was bent, folded, and creased while hot; acid-etched after annealing. (b) 1:15 minute silent color video documenting the creation of the sculpture. Sculpture is displayed on a pedestal next to continuously-looped video projection.
CA+D Reopening 2020
Corning Museum of Glass
2020 refresh of the Contemporary Art and Design galleries after the deinstallation of the 2019 temporary exhibition, "New Glass Now".
Recent Important Acquisitions (New Glass Review 35) (2014) illustrated, p. 119, top; BIB# AI98393
The Corning Museum of Glass: Notable Acquisitions 2013 (2014) illustrated, p. 68 (#46);
Superposition (2011) pp. 36-37; BIB# 124961