Multiplex

January 31 – March 29, 2008

Western Bridge’s winter 2008 exhibition was an anthology of projected video and video installation from the first half of the decade. Expanded narrative approaches and continuous loops filled the galleries, each presented independently in a dedicated space. Isaac Julien’s three-channel cowboy romance The Long Road to Mazatlan, took over the main gallery at Western Bridge, rear-projected onto a new wall floating off the space’s rear wall. The rear black-box gallery, with a new shag rug installed, played Takeshi Murata’s Monster Movie, a painterly digital decomposition of a campy scene from the 80s cult flick Caveman.

Jennifer Steinkamp’s wall-projected installation Formation G showed an endless sequence of silken cloth falling down the wall, paired with Government Cut Freestyle, Dara Friedman’s hypnotic loop of kids jumping into the ocean from a Miami Beach pier. Single-channel projected videos by Miguel Angel Rios and Suara Welitoff, two video pranks by Christopher Chiappa and Jack Daws, and a photograph by Lynne Cohen rounded out the exhibition.

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