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In Jesse Fleming's 'The Halftime Show,' the spectacle is all around us

In Jesse Fleming's 'The Halftime Show,' the spectacle is all around us

Typically, the halftime show at a sporting event is a spectacle designed to be passively received. Jesse Fleming's version, an absorbing video installation at 356 Mission, inverts the form while retaining some of the format. The 13-minute piece is  projected onto four large screens, facing in all directions, of a Jumbotron-style structure suspended from the ceiling. "The Halftime Show" is a meditation that invites private participation. Opening frames show pale pink rosebushes from overhead in a slow-motion, sensuous sway. The image rhymes with one that appears shortly after, of another pale, round shape in motion, this time a whirling dervish, all in billowing white,...

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