PRINT December 2018


Ed Halter

The Otolith Group, O Horizon, 2018,* 4K video, color, sound, 81 minutes 10 seconds.

O HORIZON (The Otolith Group) The most immersive cinematic work to date by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun, this sensuously philosophical portrait of the West Bengal educational center Santiniketan also serves as a waking dream of alternative modernism.

Shigeko Kubota, River (detail), 1979–81, still from the 32-minute- 17-second color three-channel video component of a mixed-media installation additionally comprising a steel trough, mirrors, motor, and water.

“BEFORE PROJECTION: VIDEO SCULPTURE 1974–1995” (MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA and SculptureCenter, NY) One of the finest moving-image gallery exhibitions in recent memory, curator Henriette Huldisch’s eye-opening show of video art from the cathode-ray era conveys the history of the medium with an all-too-rare precision, mingling canonical names with rediscoveries.

BLESSED AVENUE (Jacolby Satterwhite) A baroque animated mythscape with an accompanying sound bath that melds high-fantasy tropes with computer-assisted choreography, Blessed Avenue is at once the apotheosis of Satterwhite’s singular mastery of

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