Made in L.A. 2016: Martine Syms
Martine Syms draws on early cinema history and the language of television for “Laughing Gas,” the pilot episode of a situation comedy titled 'She Mad.' This television series is part of an ongoing conceptual project that Syms initiated in 2015 with the work 'Pilot for a Show about Nowhere,' which in its early stages took the form of an installation of documents, images and research materials filtered through a semiautobiographical account of Syms’s life as a young black woman trying to “make it” as an artist in Los Angeles. Syms addresses not only on-screen representation but the assumed target audiences within American television history. Early programmes were responsible for giving, in Syms’s words, “visibility to a private black sphere.”
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