Girl - 1920
"The Beautiful Girl" clad in a modern bathing suite,
with a light bulb for her head, seated on a steel girder, surrounded
by various images of industrialization. For example, BMW insignias,
tires, gears and cogs and watches. In the right hand corner a
black boxer appears stepping through the tire representing automation.
In the back ground a silhouette of a woman's head with cats eyes
stares at the audience.
Being modern meant speed, consumerism, urbanization and technology,
these changes promoted hope for the women. Yet amongst the hope
came fear as seen in the watchful cat eyed woman who lurks behind
the scenes staring out at the audience. In this juxtapositinoing
of images Hoch reflects upon a certain optimism for technology
and its relationship to the modern woman.