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Michael Robinson Mad Ladders

Film/Video

Image courtesy of the artist and Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago.
Image courtesy of the artist and Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago.
Michael Robinson
Mad Ladders

(2015)

May 1, 2017–May 31, 2017

This recent work by experimental filmmaker, visual artist, and Artist Residency Award recipient Michael Robinson (Circle in the Sand) offers a pop-culture fever dream that mixes mythology, religion, and footage from 1980s and 90s American Music Awards telecasts. An offscreen narrator recounting visions of the End Times and an 8-bit remix of Tori Amos provide the soundtrack to Robinson’s kaleidoscopic montage of curtains, geometric set pieces, and unveiled pop idols. (10 mins., HD Video)