PRINT December 2006


Barbara London


1 Tekkon kinkreet (Michael Arias; Studio 4ºC) In this feature-length anime, a raven ominously soars across Tokyo’s vast skies before diving down to saunter along the streets of a ramshackle old neighborhood, where good and evil mesmerizingly play out to the tune of progress.

2 The Road to Mount Weather (Cliff Evans; Location One, New York) With a pinch of Hieronymus Bosch and another of William S. Burroughs, Evans’s three-channel video installation brilliantly portrays twenty-first-century phobias in this up-to-the-minute version of purgatory.

3 Digital Video Effect: “Editions” (Seth Price) Sampling his own limited-edition media work, which is itself composed of snippets of images grabbed from the Web and from other artists’ videos, Price wittily questions the meaning of originality and collectibility in a “modestly” priced, roiling ten-minute video that should last through

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