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Julika Rudelius’ videos were really great, particularly FOREVER, about older women and beauty as told poolside by beautiful older women in Florida, and RITES OF PASSAGE, an uncomfortably verité-style work depicting licentious politicians and their impressionable interns discussing power and leadership.
I was pleasantly surprised by Perfume Genius’ show. Half the time it looked like he was going to cry as he winced in the glare of the spotlight, but his songs were very pretty. I believe it was a mistake, but the first part of Rudelius’ DRESSAGE played again on an adjacent wall during part of his set, and it was a nice pairing!
The afternoon took on a somber beauty. Part of it came from the drizzling rain and bleak sky, but the films were…..sad, but not intentionally, and when they lingered in your head as PG’s haunting music played it was all quite solemn and reflective.
I wouldn’t call it depressing, it didn’t MAKE you sad, I would call it touching at the risk of sounding sentimental. There was an earnestness in both the films and the music that seems rare in art these days.
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