Spotlight Screenings continues with Allora & Calzadilla's Sweat Glands, Sweat Lands
27 April 2020Lisson Gallery's Spotlight Screenings series of artist-made film and video continues with Allora & Calzadilla’s musical, lyrical and visual essay, Sweat Glands, Sweat Lands, on view from 27 April – 4 May. First shown at the 2006 Whitney Biennial, the film features a spit-roasted pig spinning across the back axle of a car. The narrator, multi Grammy-awarded musician René Pérez Joglar, raps about non-human social organizations such as those among bats, termites and ants, for possible alternative modes of cooperation. Part reality, part fiction, the world he describes is an antagonistic state of order and disorder, heat and excess, civility and barbarity.
The first season of Screenings presents films based on themes of ‘Excess/access/absence’ — about feast and famine, about glut versus lack and about connections made and broken. It features films about our digital oversharing, our over-investment in the deities of commerce, our negligent treatment of the environment and about what we have lost in terms of language and culture.
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