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Room Gallery

Exhibition Detail
LIVE LIKE HIM!
UC Irvine, 712 Arts Plaza
ACT rm 1200
Irvine, CA 92697-2775


January 10th, 2008 - February 9th, 2008
Opening: 
January 10th, 2008 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Live Like Him! (video still), Molly CoreyMolly Corey, Live Like Him! (video still)
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The video installation Live Like Him! 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.

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