Kathryn Hamilton is a performance maker based in New York City and Istanbul. She is the founder and director of the New York-based company Sister Sylvester, and a member of Köşe, an art space in Istanbul.
Everyone is always told that you have to love your significant other warts and all. But what if he or she or it could journey to a parallel universe where none of their positive attributes would be marred by human foibles.
Has there ever been a show with this many women in it? A show that has a ratio of female-to-male characters at about 10 to 1? That's so comfortable showing female diversity, in looks, body size, race, age and sexual orientation?
There's an entire genre -- Vulture calls it British Women Getting It Done -- where women take matters into their own hands to solve crimes, save lives and sometimes, God forbid, knock a few strands of hair out of place. These ladies aren't your mother's Miss Marple.
What's most amazing, given commercial television's studied avoidance of the topic, is how often shows like "The Fall" take on topics like misogyny, sexism and the frustrations of limited roles that both genders are often expected to occupy.
On view at the Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Clinton Snider's art is one of ambivalence. But it's an aesthetic perspective that commands attention in these times, as we are left to make our way through the ruins of modernity.