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Esther Maria Probst, 2007, video, trt, Syracuse, NY

In this work I am trying to investigate my personal infection with the idea of socialism. I desire to explore the delightful mask of socialism that two major dictators hide behind, Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro. My purpose is to examine the infection of power. I want to review the problems when these fantastic utopian, ideals are put into practice in addition to the rapid spread of its consequences.

Esther Maria Probst resides and works in Syracuse, New York. She is going to school to get her Master of Fine Arts, in Art: Video. She received her undergraduate degree in history and studio arts at Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana.

She was born in Miami, Florida, and raised by her parents, Esther and Bernard Probst. Her mother, Esther, is a Cuban exile, which constantly intrigues and inspires her daughter. Her father taught her to love the ocean. Her four sisters, one brother and two dogs are confused by her work, but love her and her work dearly.