Artist's Political Haunted House Still Isn't As Frightening As Real Life
Huffington Post - 5 months
In “Doomocracy,” an art happening ominously described as a political haunted house that aims to “aims to shock, amuse, provoke, even disturb,” the most frightening part is inevitably the lead-up, the minutes spent counting down, heart racing, before the immersive performance begins.
The suspense is doubly intense since the piece takes place in a setting as massive and sinister as Sunset Park’s once-abandoned Brooklyn Army Terminal, a sprawling complex built to supply the American military in World War I that looks like something straight out of “Stranger Things.”
An inoperative train sits amidst the labyrinthine space, its windows caked in blackness. A random door leads to a room inexplicably filled with old printers bound in Saran wrap. These uncanny visions are unrelated to “Doomocracy” itself, though they certainly help set the mood.
The performance is the latest project from New York non-profit Creative Time, the force behind Kara Walker’s “Subtlety” and Nick Cave’s
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