Art Collective Yemenwed Visits Mars

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In this biblical video from the artist collective Yemenwed, a protagonist named Sigrid makes her way through a slick but cozy desertlike landscape, part animated, part live, in an epic narrative in which she is at any given time a female disciple, Alice in Wonderland, Lara Croft, and a character from a Rudyard Kipling story. The soundtrack is part Battlestar Galactica, part Philip Glass. Yemenwed, in other words, has whittled down a millennium of culture into a seventeen-minute video that is quite blissful to watch. Here is a two-minute clip, but be sure to check it out in full, surround sound at Fake Estate through December 20.