1/25/2017, LA Weekly 5 Art Shows to See in LA by Catherine Wagley.
Mad psychiatrist out of context
Chris Christion’s film installation Axis of Ego: When and Where I Enter riffs on religious architecture, incorporating confessionals, among other things. Dr. Mabuse, a fictional hypnotist who manipulates others to commit crimes for him, appeared in a series of filmmaker Fritz Lang’s movies in the 1920s and ’30s. He appears in Christion’s Axis of Ego, too, as do the voice of James Baldwin and samples from A Soldier’s Story, the 1984 film about WWII soldiers trained in the Jim Crow South. The installation is part of Far Bazaar, the two-day alternative art fair held at Cerritos College.