KING KONG AND THE END
oF THE WORLD
King Kong and the End of the World, 2005. single channel video, color, sounds, 4:28 minutes.
KING KONG AND THE END OF THE WORLD
King Kong and the End of the World is a single-channel video animated remake of the 1933 classic film. An irritated King Kong, shown as the alter ego of the artist, satirically destroys New York City. Solmi’s Kong disrupts the city by boxing the Statue of Liberty, eating Wall Street brokers, and using the Guggenheim Art Museum as a hammer to smash the Gagosian Gallery. Eventually, Kong makes his fateful climb to the top of the Empire State Building where he proceeds to pee onto the city below. After Kong destroys the status quo, the final act sees Solmi and his wife cast as Adam and Eve, satirically anointed by God to create a new generation of humans.