WE ALL LOVE YOUR LIFE. GEORGE HENRY LONGLY AT RED BULL STUDIOS NEW YORK
Red Bull Studios New York is hosting We All Love Your Life, the first US solo exhibition of London-based artist George Henry Longly, on view until July 31. The show reconfigures the space into a series of disorienting, obliquely formal and technological references. As viewers traverse the gallery, they encounter a variety of experiences alluding to subjectivity in outer space, to the coexistence of classical and digital orders, to self-help and reality television, to seeing the earth from space. Taking inspiration from A House in Space, a book about NASA’s Skylab space station written by journalist Henry S.F. Cooper Jr. in 1976, Longly sets up a structure where the power relations between ground control and the space station are examined – played out through a narrative that includes a public artwork in space and an onsite performance venue housed within the space station. A tightly cropped film of snakes slipping across a studio desk; a mutated Dionysus, based on a three-dimensional scan of an Elgin Marble; a web camera and a bedroom: all subjects and settings in a spatial reorganization that refers back to the astronauts’ experience aboard Skylab.
We All Love Your Life by George Henry Longly
Red Bull Studios New York
Through July 31