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Devin Troy Strother, Mandy Harris Williams, and Alima Lee, the worst witch, 2018, two-channel video, color, sound, 8 minutes 6 seconds.

Devin Troy Strother, Mandy Harris Williams, and Alima Lee, the worst witch, 2018, two-channel video, color, sound, 8 minutes 6 seconds.

Devin Troy Strother

Shoot The Lobster | Los Angeles

Inside the witch’s lair, the walls were black and the windows darkened. A small stream of light glowed from the bulbs lining the edge of her vanity mirror, the shelf of which was littered with burnt-down candles and talismans of Baphomet, a writhing snake, and an ankh. Opposite stood a black-tiled portal. Strewn elsewhere were less sorcerous decorations, including family photos and houseplants. This installation was not just the theatricalized den of a witch, the interior of her home, but was what the artist Devin Troy Strother conceptualized as the metaphoric space of her inner psyche—a privileged and intimate site to which we viewers had been magically admitted, and which gave us access to her private thoughts in the form of a two-channel video piece, the worst witch, 2018, which was projected on two opposing walls.

Parodically sporting a pointy hat and a floor-length black dress, the

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