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Julie Weitz, Aftermath, 2015, HD video, color, sound, 7 minutes 40 seconds.

Julie Weitz

Young Projects Gallery

Julie Weitz, Aftermath, 2015, HD video, color, sound, 7 minutes 40 seconds.

Beyond a glass front door, metal chains dangled breezily over a carpet of pink eggshell foam, which sprang back buoyantly from each footstep, absorbing its sound. Velvety black walls led beyond a wall of mirrors into the soft, gently throbbing darkness of the gallery’s main room. A deep, almost sepulchral pulse seeped in from adjoining rooms, resonating with spooky syncopation, accompanied here and there by the jingle of spectral bells, a phantom trumpet. Six projections and three works on flatscreens, angled in odd directions through the space’s irregular rooms, were doubled in the mirrors’ reflections. A narrow crevice off the foamy foyer led to a pillowy nook where a screen showed a brain lit with shifting colored lights and splashed with splooges of light and dark paint as it spun within a black void. Headphones buzzed with ghostly layered recordings of the artist’s steady

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