Screening by Walead Beshty
Friday, 1 June, 2007

"After the ends : Another COLD WAR SLUMBER PARTY"

A twenty-four hours screening of films addressing the Armageddon including "Omega Man" (1971), "The Day After" (1983), and "The Day of the Triffids" (1962).
In this series of films selected and presented by artist Walead Beshty, the disaster scenarios depicting the apocalyptic imaginary of the Cold War and the fear of a nuclear holocaust frequently stand as a metaphor of social change and, particularly, of the alienation of American urban and suburban condition of the 1960's and 70's.