performance

Slum Vacation

Slum Vacation is a performance project by California artist Phil America, in which he builds a house to live in Thailand’s largest marginal settlement area for 30 days.

»Klong Toey, with an estimated population of 120,000 inhabitants one of the largest slums in Asia, is located in central Bangkok. This district also houses the Bangkok University Art Gallery, one of South East Asia’s most important non-commercial art spaces, in which Slum Vacation was first displayed alongside a sound and video installation.« Visit SlumVacation.com for more info.

Slum Vacation

Slum Vacation

Slum Vacation

Slum Vacation

All Images © Phil America.

Justice Has Been Done

Media Artist Franz Reimer got the idea for his performance clip Justice Has Been Done from White House photographer Pete Souza’s now iconic press photo so-called »Situation Room«, which was taken at 4:06 pm on May 1, 2011. It captures President Obama and his national security team as they watched the killing of Osama bin Laden live on a screen. Reimer’s reenactment of this unprecedented media event was worked out step by step.

Justice Has Been Done

Touch Of Evil

Very nice video gallery of cinematic villainy, inspired by nefarious icons and featuring the best performers from the year in film like Brad Pitt as the Madman, Rooney Mara as the Sociopath, Gary Oldman as the Menacing Dummy, Kirsten Dunst as the Siren, George Clooney as the Tyrant and some more. The picture gallery Vamps, Crooks and Killers shows them all. Or read the whole article in the New York Times: Our Own Worst Enemies.