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Kendrick Lamar's video director Kahlil Joseph takes his hypnotic art to MOCA
Kendrick Lamar's video director Kahlil Joseph takes his hypnotic art to MOCA

The video is like a feverish dream of Los Angeles. Beneath the sprawling, horizontal cityscape, a marching band grooves on an empty field. Young boys drip-dry after a dip in the pool. A woman with a tower of gray hair and a kindly gaze stands before a cooler of beer. Muscular, tattooed men pose for a group portrait. A horse gallops down a dim city avenue. And a man hangs upside-down, vampire-like, from a street light at night. The 15-minute piece, titled "m.A.A.d.," is now on view at Los Angeles's Museum of Contemporary Art. And it is hypnotic: a stirring, cinematic tribute to the city of Compton, and a beguiling non-linear paean...

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