Microscope Gallery | 4 Charles Place
DESCEND INTO MADNESS
World Premiere of the complete JERUSALEM by James Fotopoulos
A 7-hour, 4-part video cycle
admission $6 - artist in person
James Fotopoulos returns to Microscope for “Descend into Madness”, the world premiere of his complete 7-hour VHS video epic JERUSALEM. Consisting of 4 separate videos Jerusalem, Sublimation, Conjunction and The Pearl - completed between 2003 and 2004 - the work follows a group of actors whose physical, ritualistic performances explore inter-dimensional travel.
"The videos play like nightmarish public-access transmissions revealing painful personal histories via low-fi VHS style images, solarized animations, crude in-camera editing, sculptures, drawings, paintings, stereo-layered monologues, and bankrupt puppetry." --JF
The event also marks the individual premieres of “Conjunction” and “Sublimation” (parts 2 and 3). “Jerusalem” (part one) screened for the first time last year as part of “VHS” presented by Rebecca Cleman of EAI at the Museum of Arts and Design. The better-known final section, “The Pearl”, was originally premiered at Ocularis in Brooklyn, NY in 2004.
We invite you to join us in the descent.
More info at www.microscopegallery.com