A Political Halloween

Rita Ackermann and Lizzi Bougatsos

When artist Rita Ackermann and Gang Gang Dance’s Lizzi Bougatsos get together, the results are political. They dressed up as interpretations of Libyan president Col. Moammar Kadafi for a Halloween performance at Starr Space in Bushwick, under the title Disco Mayhem. Ackermann explains that the performance was about soft drinks: “People think it’s American or European, but cola is produced from cheap African material and sold back fo a high price.” What does that mean for candy?