“Dream Machines”, a summer group show currently on view at James Cohan gallery, brings together a group of artists that employ politics, the body, and the mind to explore the boundaries between the real and the imagined. On par with our current political climate and its proliferation of fake news, the show opens with an 18-minute-long video loop by Omer Fast featuring CNN anchors speaking one single word which morph into increasingly urgent personal pleas. Perched in a corner, and the lone artwork in an otherwise empty gallery, the video reminds of the inescapable tyranny of the 24-hour news cycle with its bewildering burden of sifting facts from fiction. OMER FAST, CNN Concatenated, 2002, Single channel video. At James Cohan through July 28.