Program: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 9pm - Bar Laika presents: A Temporary State of Grace
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Thursday, May 23, 2019, 9pm          Bar Laika by e-flux, 224 Greene Avenue, New York, NY 11238, USA

Bar Laika presents: A Temporary State of Grace

Patty Chang, Melons (At a Loss), 1998. 4:00 minutes, SD Video.

You’re sitting in a bar and overweight Jesus walks in and points a glowing finger directly at you. Or perhaps its not Jesus but a fleshy baby Satan or God himself or your mother, it’s hard to tell with all the smoke and thunder. And you think about running but your expensive drink just arrived and you’re thirsty, and maybe each person in the bar is seeing their own God Baby Mom Satan, but rather than look around, you check your phone and you have a new message.

An evening of short videos precariously situated between popular culture, popular religion and popular pastimes such as eating, dancing, singing, spinning, bathing, praying, punching, cutting, crawling, fighting, flying. 

A balancing act, a floating just above, an acting out [or in], till it becomes real, or forestalled, or goes away, or at least something you can dance to.

With videos by Ja’tovia Gary, Johan Grimonprez, John Smith, Michael Smith, Patty Chang, Phoebe Osborne, Samantha Nye, Sondra Perry, Suzie Silver.

Curated by Shelly Silver, a New York-based artist and intermittent curator and organizer.

For more information, contact laika@e-flux.com.

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