Michael M. Bilandic and DP Sean Price Williams team up once more for a guerilla-style dig at art world pretension and bunker mentality. Anarchically staged and endlessly quotable, Project Space 13 takes a cattle prod to our contemporary condition.
Bilandic’s latest feature follows Nate, an emerging performance artist, who finally gets a coveted show at a Manhattan gallery, but right when he begins his provocative piece, the entire city shuts down for COVID-19. Unswayed, he locks himself in the white cube space to continue his performance for an audience of none. As tensions flare outside, the gallery hires private security to watch over him and his art. Over the course of one night, two armed guards and Nate argue about everything, reveal their darkest secrets, and prepare for the worst.