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FORT, Lou, 2012, color HD video projection (19 minutes 15 seconds), electric vertical jalousie in carpeted room, twenty handmade one-legged stools, light sign, musical intermission score. Installation view.

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FORT, Lou, 2012, color HD video projection (19 minutes 15 seconds), electric vertical jalousie in carpeted room, twenty handmade one-legged stools, light sign, musical intermission score. Installation view.

Near the end of Wong Kar-wai’s 1990 film, Days of Being Wild, the character Yuddy invokes the legend of the bird with no legs for a second time: “I used to think there was a kind of bird that, once born, would keep flying until death. The fact is that the bird hasn’t gone anywhere. . . .” Meanwhile, the camera peers out over lush Philippine jungle, from the same vantage as during the film’s opening credits. The legend of the bird without legs was not invoked by the artist collective FORT in their recent exhibition “Lou,” yet the show’s stylized, meandering approach seemed to invite such a capricious association. The artists converted Exile’s new gallery space into a theater using four elements: a purple carpet, a collection of brown, one-legged stools, a wall-mounted light reading lou, and a structure supporting motorized blinds to open and close in front of the space on the wall

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