Exhibition DEATH LOLZ Presents...

DEATH LOLZ Presents... © Dan Mitchell


Ludlow 38

38 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002

The Rebel Performs DEATH LOLZ: Thursday, November 9, 8:00pm

DEATH LOLZ Presents… is a multi-part project consisting of an exhibition design, series of events, and a publication, all developed in collaboration with artist Dan Mitchell. In his text “The Age of LOLZ is Dead. Long Live DEATH LOLZ” included in the publication accompanying the exhibition, Mitchell traces a recent chain of political events that have contributed to an unprecedented present, investigating the psychological effects that take place in the everyday. He writes, “What are we to make of where we are, as we endlessly oscillate between worry and hope? I don’t mean politically, I mean personally. The state and the corporate bodies administer unreasonable violence (…) in the everyday of our lives. So our response also needs to happen in the everyday, and it also needs to be unreasonable. DEATH LOLZ is an unreasonable humor.”

Utilizing the exhibition as a “space of dramatization”—a continual project of the 2017 program at MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38—Mitchell has re-purposed the gallery into an event space for the duration of DEATH LOLZ Presents…, starting from the outside with a large vinyl print directly applied to the exterior window, effectively branding the space within. Inside, a false wall rhetorically reads WHY DID YOU KILL THE LOLZ? and functions as a backdrop for weekly performances by artists, musicians, and comedians, hosted by Cammisa Buerhaus, as well as for the launch of Mitchell’s publication, which includes a new album by The Rebel.

Event schedule:

The Rebel performs DEATH LOLZ
November 9, 8:00pm

Publication launch of DEATH LOLZ Presents…
November 12, 6:00-8:00pm
Followed by a live concert by The Rebel

The Psychopathology of DEATH LOLZ, a talk for the general public by Dr. Robert Laing
November 21, 8:00pm

Julia Hahn's Happy Hour with Cecilia Corrigan, Ana Fabrega, Julio Torres, and Amy Zimmer
November 28, 8:00pm

Head Gallery with Ruby McCollister, Judgement Now, and Tobias Madison, Red Lace, Moon Unit, Black Cometh, Cometh!
December 5

Cammisa Buerhaus performs Monica Lewinsky at the Theatre of Dionysus
December 7

Curated by Saim Demircan