Sophie Kovel
3450–3660 21st Street
Super 8 film to digital transfer

A covert, counterveillance film that looks back at Mark Zuckerberg and his unrelenting real estate acquisitions in San Francisco’s Liberty Hill district. Since 2012, Zuckerberg has purchased four properties surrounding his mansion for “privacy” reasons.      

The Brig
Site-specific audio

In 1964, Jonas Mekas filmed The Brig—a play written by Kenneth Brown and produced by the Living Theater on the Lower East Side—the night before the theater was shut down under pretenses of tax evasion. Mekas, Judith Malina, and Julian Beck alongside the actors and stage crew illegally snuck into the space to re-enact it for camera. Both the play and Mekas’s “film play” had deep anti-Vietnam war sentiments, and now its audio has been revived for the Museum’s out-of-use cafe space in the context of today’s ongoing military conflicts.

SOPHIE KOVEL is an artist, writer, and translator. Recent exhibitions include Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Demark, and VERY Project Space, Berlin. Kovel has spoken on panels and symposiums at institutions including Columbia University and the Brooklyn Public Library. Her interviews and criticism have been published in Artforum, the Brooklyn Rail, Frieze, Spike, and BOMB Magazine.︎︎︎