Daniel Neofetou

  • Silvia Kolbowski, Missing Asher, 2019, color, sound, 16 minutes 42 seconds.
    picks October 11, 2022

    Silvia Kolbowski

    This solo show by Silvia Kolbowski, an erstwhile coeditor of October, features two video works, Who will save us?, 2022, and Missing Asher, 2019, both of which are cinematically projected in separate darkened viewing rooms at Kunsthaus Glarus. This is certainly fitting in the case of the new work, which collages elements from two science-fiction movies, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) and George Lucas’s THX 1138 (1971). On paper, Kolbowski has edited the films together to emphasize how, under capitalism, alienation leads to the scapegoating of otherness. This synopsis, though, does not do justice