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December 19, 2011 – May 13, 2012
Location: Lower Level
The Black Box theater showcases rotating exhibitions of contemporary artists who use film or video as their creative medium. Films or videos run continuously.
Ali Kazma's (Turkish, b. 1971) most ambitious project to date is O.K. (2010), a seven-channel study of clerks as they stamp hundreds of documents at breakneck speed. The syncopation of the sounds created by their gestures is paralleled by the artist's quick-cut editing. This presentation is Kazma’s U.S. museum debut.