Yoshua Okón video installations are built on improvisational narratives created by the artist and his collaborators, mostly non-actors willing to participate in a game of social chance that may easily spiral out of control.
Katya Bonnenfant, who works under the artistic moniker the old boys’ club, approaches various subjects — including ideas around desire and judgment — with humor, whimsy and lightness of mood, even if the subjects themselves reject this levity. La Destitution de la jeune fille is composed of original wallpaper, wooden sculptures, and projected
animations depicting warring cartoon-like characters in masks with origins in various cultures.
Cao Fei, one of the most celebrated artists to emerge from China over the past ten years, has been presenting telling, biting, and humorous tales that chronicle the trials and tribulations of China's new middle class.
By Marc D. Levitz
In 1974, 15-year-old Charlie Otero came home to find most of his family murdered in their Wichita, Kansas home. Orphaned and plagued by the mystery surrounding the slayings, Otero fell into drugs and crime, eventually landing in prison. While there, he learned that the person responsible for the murders was the serial killer “BTK” (bind, torture, kill). This offbeat, quite strange documentary is not so much a “true crime” film. It is a study of trauma and its aftermath, and a survivors search for truth. (2008, 86 min, digital video)