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Abduction - 1925

Hoch represents the modern German woman within an African narrative, as she is seen seating on an African wooden sculpture. The sculpture consists of two African male figures, and two female figures being transported by oversized animal. Hoch placed the image on a large base with with cherry trees standing in the background. One of the female sculptured heads is replaced with a modern German woman, who's head appears to be backwards. Compared to the placid abstract faces of the wooden sculpture the modern German woman seems to be yelling with her mouth wide open.

Hoch's message suggests a difference, and perhaps even a dislocation, or abduction in reference to changes taking place in Weimer society that for women meant, excitement, but at the same time a feeling of instability and dislocation.