Soda_Jerk: After the Rainbow


Editorial Review

By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, September 19, 2014

Australian sisters Dom and Dan Angeloro (collectively known as the art--making duo Soda_Jerk) are among the artists participating in “5x5,” an ongoing exhibition sponsored by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which invited five curators to each select five artists or artworks for display around the city. Soda_Jerk’s contribution goes on view Friday at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Called “After the Rainbow,” the work is a mashup of video clips appropriated from “The Wizard of Oz” and a 1960s television special about the movie’s star, Judy Garland. Instead of being transported from Kansas to Oz, Dorothy travels to the future, where she confronts an older version of the fresh--faced performer Garland was in 1939.

Free programming related to the show includes a “video essay” called “Carousel,” performed by Soda_Jerk on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m., and a gallery talk Oct. 22 at noon. Be sure to also check out the museum’s “Total Art: Contemporary Video,” on view through Oct. 12.