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My Barbarian and Lara Schintger present "The Butterflyʼs Evil Spell" at Anton Kern Gallery in New York



Jul 10 2012 - Aug 17 2012


LOCATION

Anton Kern Gallery, Back Gallery
532 West 20th Street
New York, NY

FORMAT

Exhibition

Discipline

Visual Arts

The Butterfly’s Evil Spell is a collaboration among the three members of LA based collective My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon and Alexandro Segade) and sculptor Lara Schnitger. Playing between the dramatic spaces of fantasy and realism, the piece uses a fragmentary Symbolist theater text from 1920 by Spanish playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, entitled El Maleficio de La Mariposa, as a starting point. The artists responded with a performance video and installation that re-stages scenes from the play in elaborate sculptural costumes. The group also generated original material drawn from the circumstances in their own interconnected lives, shot on location in their shared LA studio, extending a relationship between imagination and social reality.


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