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To View a Plastic Flower
Video Screenings

To make certain components of our past exhibition To View a Plastic Flower accessible, LAMAG enabled on-line viewing of the video components from both Abigail Raphael Collins’ experimental documentary and video installation, Out of Play, and T. Kim-Trang Tran’s three-channel video installation, Movements: Battles and Solidarity. Although these videos are part of larger installations and are not necessarily meant to be viewed as single channel videos online, both LAMAG and the artists felt that during this unprecedented time of social distancing these videos still provided our audiences meaningful content.


These videos were available to view through Sunday, May 31, 2020. Click here to learn more about the exhibition.


Abigail Raphael Collins’ four Out of Play videos investigate the relationship between the entertainment industry and the U.S. military, how media is produced, and the fictions that are constructed in the absence of information. By utilizing media, Collins questions the role and accountability of its viewers, while elevating the perception of media as a powerful tool, beyond Hollywood entertainment. 


T. Kim-Trang Tran’s Movements: Battles and Solidarity coalesces seemingly- disparate events during the early 1970s (high fashion, labor unrest, and the Vietnam War) by exploring the connections between women of color and their shared socio-political and physical “movements.”

Abigail Raphael Collins, Out of Play: In Character

Abigail Raphael Collins, Out of Play: In Between Lines

Abigail Raphael Collins, Out of Play: In the Box

Abigail Raphael Collins, Out of Play: In Frame

T. Kim-Trang Tran, Movements: Battles and Solidarity