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The Dark, Krystle

September 1, 2015 - September 30, 2015

Michael Robinson, American, b. 1981, 2013, 9:34 minutes

A montage of Linda Evans and Joan Collins from the 1980s evening soap opera Dynasty, this video rekindles issues of identity, consumption, and excess in 1980s pop culture. Robinson reconfigures the rival's melodrama in repetition—theatrical breakdowns, nasty glares, excessive drinking—allowing viewers to feel the clichés recharge with new emotional power.