Diana Thater
A Runaway World
2017
Two new video works debut at The Mistake Room in Los Angeles
Diana Thater
Diana Thater with Sudan in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya (2016)
Diana Thater
Installation view of A Runaway World at The Mistake Room in Los Angeles (2017)
Diana Thater
Installation view of A Runaway World at The Mistake Room in Los Angeles (2017)
Diana Thater
Installation view of A Runaway World at The Mistake Room in Los Angeles (2017)
Diana Thater
Installation view of A Runaway World at The Mistake Room in Los Angeles (2017)
Diana Thater
Installation view of A Runaway World at The Mistake Room in Los Angeles (2017)
Diana Thater
Installation view of A Runaway World at The Mistake Room in Los Angeles (2017)

April 1 - June 3

Two new video works by Diana Thater are making their debut in A Runaway World at The Mistake Room in Los Angeles.

Filmed in Kenya and presented on intersecting screens designed by the artist, these works explore the lives and habitats of two species that are close to extinction—rhinos and elephants—and the illicit economies that threaten their survival. As Radical as Reality follows Sudan, the world's last living male northern white rhino, and the guards who protect him from poachers in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. A Runaway World portrays a herd of bull elephants and their habitat in Kenya's Chyulu Hills.

Thater's critically acclaimed retrospective The Sympathetic Imagination was presented at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2015. The exhibition traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 2016.