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Genevieve Yue

GENEVIEVE YUE is an assistant professor of culture and media at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts.

FROM A DARK ROOM
SANDRA GIBSON AND LUIS RECODER with Genevieve Yue

For their first public art commission, Brooklyn-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder conceived Topsy-Turvy, a cylindrical camera obscura in Madison Square Park that projects on its interior walls an upside-down image of the Flatiron district

In Conversation

FROM A DARK ROOM
SANDRA GIBSON AND LUIS RECODER with Genevieve Yue

For their first public art commission, Brooklyn-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder conceived Topsy-Turvy, a cylindrical camera obscura in Madison Square Park that projects on its interior walls an upside-down image of the Flatiron district. I spoke with the artists in Chicago, where they had just performed an untitled projection piece with sound artist and composer Olivia Block at the Chicago Underground Film Festival.

THE CINEMA OF CRUELTY
The Missing Picture (L’image Manquante) by Rithy Panh

Rithy Panh has devoted his career to making films about the atrocities and legacies of the Cambodian Genocide, from the precisely documented torture facility described in S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine, to the indentured servitude faced by present-day sex workers in Paper Cannot Wrap up Embers. Throughout, Panh has remained steadfastly situated in the present: while his films concern the past, they do not attempt to enter or relive it, but rather interrogate historical meaning for the purposes of understanding a troubled present.

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