Marc Lafia: EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING
6817 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Sep 17, 6 PM - 8 PM — ends Oct 09, 2022
Is it a form of Hubris to attempt to be or do everything? The Greeks might think so, even though they were the first to attempt it. Everything is Everything by Marc Lafia is half experimental cinema, half art performance, half classical opera, half didactic documentary. That’s right: it is more than its whole, more than one. It recalls the sprawling mass of Sandinista, an album thought to be in serious need of editing, which actually reaches its masterpiece through its delicately balanced chaos and attempt to show the messy beauty of the “everything” of life. It recalls Syberberg in his attempt to merge artistic and didactic forms in a way uniquely demonstrating the mundane nature of contemporary categories. The philosopher Ken Wilber pursued the project of an “integral theory of everything” and paid the price for his Hubris. In all his books and his practices which explore integral philosophy, psychology, religion, and so on, he never developed an “integral art.” Here it is.