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Lutz Bacher, Crimson and Clover (Over & Over)


Participant Inc.
253 East Houston Street, 212-254-4334
East Village / Lower East Side
November 21 - December 19, 2004
Reception: Sunday, November 21, 7 - 9 PM
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PARTICIPANT INC presents CRIMSON AND CLOVER (OVER & OVER), a video installation by Lutz Bacher. Conceived for PARTICIPANT INC, the video documents a memorial performance by the rock band Angelblood for Colin de Land. An epic rendition of the classic rock song, Bacher’s video begins with a roving camera documenting the chaos of an interminable sound check on the stage at CBGB, New York’s legendary punk club. Gradually, over the course of 30 uncut minutes, this messy terrain and repetitious refrain transform into something unexpectedly eloquent and sublime. Fulfilling the age-old desire for synesthesia—the visual evocation of sound, CRIMSON AND CLOVER (OVER & OVER) also functions as an extended family portrait in which disparate personal and formal elements that span generations of Bacher’s career are reunited.
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