Daniel Birnbaum


An unlikely rendezvous between Maurice Blanchot and contemporary technoculture, “GET LOST.” offered a psychedelic trip to the netherworld. Curated by Anneli Fuchs and Lars Grambye as part of “NowHere,” the Louisiana’s uneven mega-exhibition, the show took the viewer through a technological jungle installed in the museum’s catacombs. Forced onward through the subterranean maze by synthetic rhythms, you passed Henrik Håkansson and Jean Louis Huhta’s ecstatic Z.O.N.E. (Zoo-logical Optimized Nocturnal Ecstasy) for frogs (real frogs dancing the night away), via Peter Fischli and David Weiss’ sewer (in Kanalvideo) and Jane and Louise Wilson’s cinematic space (in Crawl Space), finally to end up underwater with Pipilotti Rist, in the video installation Sip My Ocean. Rist, queen of European psychedelia, “singing” Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” while swimming along, played the role

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