Be water, my friend. Hito Steyerl at Artists Space NYC

The German filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl currently has an exhibition at Artists Space, on different locations in New York City.

I visited Artists Space Exhibitions at 38 Greene Street, where four of her video works are displayed in sometimes immersive installations. Liquidity, Inc is installed in the main space.

Shown in a room that’s bathing in blue light and filled with a wave-like backdrop with beanbags, the work is like it’s surroundings: fluid, immersive and comfortable, yet stange and disturbing. Streams of e-mail on budgets for an exhibition, weather reports, economics, Lehmann Brothers, boxing and adoption procedures are weaved into a sea of information where it all makes sense and also, not at all.