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Mike crane
Bunker Drama
Experimental doc. | hdv | color | 30'0'' | USA / Lithuania | 2015
Buried deep underground in an abandoned Russian broadcasting station located in the forest of Vilnius, Lithuania, an actor performs the role of a Red Army General to teach free-market values to a group of unemployed teenagers by subjecting them to an antagonistic history lesson on the Soviet occupation of the Baltic States.
Mike Crane is an artist raised in Bogotá, Colombia and currently based in New York. He is a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Art and studied at Hunter CUNY. Previous exhibitions include The Bass Museum of Art (Miami), Center for Contemporary Art Derry (Northern Ireland), FridayExit (Austria), Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane (Ireland), Chashama (New York), Carnegie International Lending Library of Transformazium (Pittsburg), The Banff Centre (Canada), and Silent Green Kulturquartier (Berlin). His work was most recently exhibited at the Bronx Museum Biennial, the Berlinale Forum Expanded and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. He was awarded the Brenda and Jamie Mackie Fellowship for Visual Arts at the Banff Centre, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant for his film installation at Chetham`s Library in Manchester, UK. In 2015, Crane was an artist in residence at the Triangle Arts Association in Brooklyn and the Rupert Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania. He is a recipient of a 2015 Creative Capital visual arts grant and is an artist in residence at the 2016-2017 Smack Mellon studio program in Brooklyn, NY.