tonite at Steve Turner gallery. here..
"In Suspension of Beliefs, My Barbarian explores cultural difference by showing the ways in which one song, with a simple refrain and haunting melody, changes when performed in different countries. In Rome, the group made a faux Neo-Realist film, with references to Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasolini's Roman poems, in which they sing the song in Italian and act out scenes inspired by the film, gMama Romah (1962). In Cairo, the group quietly performs the song on a felucca on the Nile in order to avoid attracting the attention of the police on a nearby boat. The four videos in the exhibition complicate the viewer's inclination to believe what they see, thereby creating a suspension of beliefs. Suspending belief is visualized in the project as the literal attempt to levitate a person, as the videos reveal."
tonite at 8pm.