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Mariko Mori’s edition for Parkett 54 (1998), the blue-haired doll with a microphone and headphones (image 2), is related to a self-portrait of the artist as an AI popstar (image 1, see also Parkett 54, p.91). Self-representation is a recurring theme in the artist‘s early works, which often reference Japanese popular culture. Mori‘s work from that period has also been described as "Cyborg Surrealism" (see Parkett 54, p. 98 & image 3)