A series of films installed on the High Line make the camera an intimate actor in experimental dance.
The Hammer Museum has displayed the three video installations together for the first time.
Dance duo Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener had collaborated with artist Charles Atlas to create Tesseract , a sci-fi movement piece with a live video loop.
Wading my way through an opening crowd consisting of a bizarre combination of bearded and flanneled Bushwick hipsters, New York Times critic Roberta Smith and MoMA PS1 curator Klaus Biesenbach at Chelsea gallery Luhring Augustine’s new Bushwick location, I was shocked to discover a cold screensaver-esque video installation by filmmaker Charles Atlas, leaving me with some serious questions about the progress and demands on queer art.
Dear Merce Cunningham,
As your company comes to a close this winter, I have been on the look out for all things Merce. Wanting to understand you better and hoping that I could still understand you even after you have passed, I visited Charles Atlas’s video tribute to you now at the New Museum not just once, but twice.