Open Lens Gallery / Sayler & Morris - Peru drought image

Sayler & Morris / Open Lens Gallery

This summer, the Gershman Y‘s two galleries host exhibitions intended to stimulate conversation around climate change. I slipped gratefully into the air-conditioned spaces on an extremely-hot, late June day. In the Open Lens Gallery are Susan Sayler and Edward Morris’s sweeping photographic images of glaciers, deserts, forest fires, and icecaps: bleak landscapes studied by scientists for […]

Low Lives, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, 2012

Low Lives / Little Berlin

The international performance art festival Low Lives – broadcast via the internet and simultaneously projected at multiple venues throughout the world –took place in Philadelphia at Little Berlin in collaboration withMascher Space over two days, April 27 and 28, with screenings and one, in-the-flesh performance. Low Liveswas an official part of Philly Tech Week. At the Friday night extravaganza, which I missed, […]

Ben Rivers, Slow Action, production still

Ben Rivers / International House

As a Brit stranded in Philadelphia until my green card arrives, I was keen to catch up on current art filmmaking from my little island, on view last Wednesday at ICA and International House. Up first in a program titled Return of the New – Recent Film/Video Works from the UK, “What it is Not” is an hour-long compilation […]