Weekends, 12n – 6pm or by appointment through May 1, 2011
(Closed Easter Sunday)
Flux Factory, 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens
“Armed conflict leads to unique forms of expression that pervade contemporary culture in myriad ways both visible and invisible, tangible and abstract. Deciding on objects and images that were originally intended for use by various institutions or political movements and that later experienced a re-appropriation by larger society, we considered how they came to occupy a different meaning in daily life. They are: (1) Transcript of the Milosevic war crimes trial at The Hague, (2) Balaclava face mask, adopted as a symbol of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, (3) US Army recruitment video game, and (4) North Korean Hell March video and the ensuing discussion posted on YouTube.
Artists’ responses include a video featuring a repentant Milosevic, an eerily playful floor installation that will illustrate America’s involvement in armed conflicts around the world, competing recruitment videos in the style of Civil War reenactments, and a series of plays that reinterpret Subcomandante Marcos’ actions through the text of Japanese revolutionary Yukio Mishima. The exhibition will be accompanied by a reader with commissioned texts that also respond to the ‘artifacts’ of war.”
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