Best in Show: by R.C.
The Village Voice
October 27th, 2006
Liselot van der Heijden
This artist from the Netherlands is as outraged by the Bush administration
as many Americans. You enter the gallery by pushing aside a glowing
scrim on which a snake winding and unwinding inside a white box is
projected; a second video features two white mice skittering around
an apple. A real-time feed from a tiny surveillance camera creates
a third projection, adding the viewer's image to these symbols of
sin and corruption. A nearby TV plays a loop of the president's State
of the Union speeches, edited so the word evil is proclaimed over
and over again and closing with "God is near." Even more
frightening than the commander in chief's biblical absolutism is
the thunderous applause it evokes. LMAK Projects, 526 W 26th,
212-255-9707. Through Nov 11.