In a Riveting Film, Telepathic Revolutionaries and a Brooklyn Noise Band Avenge Racist Murders

I’ve been thinking about Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer’s film Empty Metal (2018) ever since I saw it over a year ago, at a screening last Halloween at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. The movie is, in a word, disquieting. Empty Metal is finally seeing its premiere theatrical run at the Anthology Film Archives […]

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Bunny Rogers’s Performa Project Mourns the Daily Tragedies of Mass Shooting

Limp bodies lined the hallways of Essex Street Academy, a public high school on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, during Bunny Rogers’s Sanctuary. It was the first live performance by the artist, who is known for videos and installations that often employ cute objects with dark twists, complicating notions of innocence. Commissioned by Performa, […]

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