Diana Thater: Science, Fiction

8 January – 21 February 2015, David Zwirner, New York

By Jonathan T.D. Neil

Science, Fiction, 2015 (installation view). Courtesy David Zwirner, New York & London

Science, Fiction, Diana Thater’s newest video installation, which features appearances by the Milky Way and dung beetles and an oblique nod to the artistic activities from the 1960s that we associate with the term Light and Space, sounds far more compelling than it actually is. Just how do these things touch on one another? A 2013 paper in Current Biology established that dung beetles – at least a species of ball-rolling dung beetles named Scarabaeus satyrus (about which it is…

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