Maximus Clarke’s new stereoscopic video work NOTHING CAN TEAR US APART had its public premiere on Saturday, May 13, 2017, as part of JAM FOR CLAMS, an art and music event to benefit Planned Parenthood.
The new video work — created in response to the election of Donald Trump — was a featured element of the one-night event at Hot Wood Arts in Red Hook, Brooklyn. NOTHING CAN TEAR US APART is a short, looping 3D animation, featuring a series of posters bearing cryptic, ominous slogans and stylized graphics of disaster scenarios, duct-taped up against plywood and concrete walls.
JAMS FOR CLAMS also included performance art, 16mm film visuals, open studios hosted by Hot Wood Arts’ resident artists, live musical performances, DJ sets, and an affordable print sale.
Hot Wood Arts is a 7,000-square-foot art center in the Civil-War-era Beard Street Warehouse building in Red Hook, Brooklyn, offering affordable work spaces, exhibition and performance facilities, and creative support to Brooklyn artists.