CNN Presents Liz Magic Laser Video

poll CNN Presents Liz Magic Laser Video

Still from ‘Push Poll’ (2012). (Courtesy the artist and CNN)

Yes, that headline is correct. CNN has commissioned a number of artists to make work on the theme of “Power,” and is now hosting on its website a piece by Liz Magic Laser called Push Poll, a gloriously unhinged examination of political polling.

The work was filmed as part of Ms. Laser’s residency at Lower East Side/Chinatown space Forever & Today Inc., and features work shot during a convening of curator Summer Guthery’s Canal Series. Including excerpts of several Laser performances, Push Poll has a pretty stellar selection of guests—Observer contributor Anthony Haden-Guest, for one.

Click the video below to give the work a look. Ms. Laser’s residency at Forever & Today Inc. runs through Aug. 31, and there will be a reception there tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m.