Artists Anonymous

Artists Anonymous

Immediately upon entering the site-specific installation Alice Straight to Video, 2007, at the collective Artists Anonymous’s eponymous project space, one was plunged down the rabbit hole. Almost the entire front space of this two-room gallery was filled to the rafters with debris—wooden crates, old fencing, plywood. At one side of this pile of rubbish was a small opening; crouching and mystified, one entered a long tunnel lined with white faux fur, beginning a claustrophobic journey through the innards of the junk heap. Along the way were tiny, colored video screens showing dark, indecipherable images of lights and figures, embedded in the fur; one met the occasional fur-lined dead end before finding the right path through the labyrinth. The proverbial light at the end of the tunnel came when one emerged into the other room: a low-ceilinged, windowless space, completely surfaced in silvery

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