September 21 – October 13, 2018
Single-channel video as part of
New York, NY
Robert Boyd’s “The Wilding”, 2011, culls footage from the Internet to chronicle social unrest in the 21st Century. As economic realities darken and regimes are challenged, bankers and politicians find themselves in direct opposition with the people they purport to represent.
Introduced by a riot scene from the 70s dystopic film “No Blade of Grass,” the video swiftly proceeds to imagery of civil disturbances of the past 10 years. This footage includes–the December 2001 riots in Argentina, the Anti-Austerity riots in Greece, the on-going tumult in France, the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, the 2011 London riots, and the 2011 occupation of Wall Street in New York. Titled after a sociological term deployed to imply mayhem, melee and marauding youths–the video suggests that the chaos depicted has more to do with those in positions of power, than those who have none.
Curated by Raul Zamudio and Juan Puntes with Peter Wayne Lewis.
Artists include: Robert Boyd, Aaron Burr Society, Renee Cox, Louise Fishman, Kendell Geers, Pablo Helguera, Teresa Margolles, Bradley McCallum, Martha Rosler, Sol Sax, Courtney Smith & Iván Navarro, Javier Tellez, Tomas Vu & Rirkrit Tiravinija and many more.
Installation view, WhiteBox, September 2018.