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Feeling fictional

Actress Herlinde Smet's eyes start to water the first time she recites the "All persons fictitious" disclaimer, the one that appears at the start or end of movies and asserts that any resemblance to real people is pure coincidence. By the third time, her mascara has started to run. She continues to repeat the disclaimer while holding back sobs and wiping away tears for all six minutes of Michael Curran's video, aptly titled Disclaimer. Curran's work features in "Station Identification," the smart current exhibition at Michael Benevento gallery, along with Jonathan Horowitz's torn portrait of the pope and the sound piece in which Louise Lawler utters the names of male artists in a voice that expertly mimics bird calls. 7578 Sunset Blvd.; through Aug. 24. (323) 874-6400, beneventolosangeles.com.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: July 13. Continues through Aug. 24, 2013

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