What is the true nature of human violence when there are no consequences? Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic challenges this question of humanity in her daring endurance piece Rhythm 0 – a piece which forces her audience to become a part of the performance and explore their own humanity, no matter how harmful the consequences.
A look at the radical and healing work of Cauleen Smith, whose piece Light Up Your Life (For Sandra Bland) was recently acquired by the Blanton Museum.
What makes humans any better than the other creatures we coexist with? Rene Laloux’s 1973 French cartoon “Fantastic Planet” pushes the reader to grapple with this exact question through a world full of aliens who see human beings as nothing more than pests. This fantastical film puts a mirror up to the human race and forces the audience to ask themselves, “am I part of the problem?”
The censorship laws of the UAE have stifled the voices of many; yet, Shakespeare performances within the country are providing an outlet to discuss the taboo.
With its finger on the pulse of society, last fall’s AFF succeeded in capturing the sign of our times