The Quixotic Videos of Steve Roden

What do avant-garde composer John Cage, philosopher Walter Benjamin, and choreographer Martha Graham have in common? Well, besides being titans of modern art, they all make something of an appearance in Steve Roden’s new installation at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Titled “Shells, Bells, Steps, and Silences,” the exhibition features six new video pieces that are the result of a quixotic intertwining of the three figures’ works and legacies.