LURKING BEHIND THE SHADOW POOL

LURKING BEHIND THE SHADOW POOL

Last Wednesday night at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery Masonic Lodge, artists Justin Lowe and Jonah Freeman presented the Shadow Pool, a natural history of the San San International. Freeman took us on a ride of cultural details, including thorough reports of gangs like the Shade and the Starchamber, big fashion trends such as that of a dada cyborg, the collaged existence of a towel person, the popularity of mercantile like Marasa, knock-off jewelry and tropical plants – overall an in depth look to that which exists behind the curtain of the annual San San International show and multiplex. Later rock sensation Jennifer Herrema and the Black Bananas provided the sound track as a procession of San San multiplex characters and inhabitants brought out objects which created a powerful representation of what it must be like to attend such an event. The following is a bit of what I saw  and less of what I understood. Click here for an alternate depiction on W magazine’s website.

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One comment on “LURKING BEHIND THE SHADOW POOL

  1. Despite the comedy and ridicule, this pool had sinister reflections, a mirror image of our own Tower of Babel human situation – This happening really was seriously off the chain -

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