Live Like Him!
installation view of Live Like Him
Room Gallery continues its Emerging Artist Series with Live Like Him! a video installation by Molly Corey. The installation centers around a poignant audio monologue of a man recalling the moment he fell in love with a member of the Weather Underground, the radical Leftist organization, to whom he offered sanctuary in 1969. This tale of love, loss and revolutionary politics is juxtaposed with sweeping filmic images of the carved faces of the revolutionary figures that line the "Great Western Staircase" of New York's capital building, where the two men met for the last time. At once lyrical and biting, Corey's project continues Roland Barthes' thesis that love indeed can be a "medium of critique" in politically turbulent times.