Miami Art Week Day 2 recap: Satellite, Miami Project and Art on Paper at the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami Beach, Dec. 1

Singing computers and Pussy Riot: @Satellite_Show, #MiamiProject add fun weirdness to @DeauvilleMiami for #Art

From the moment a computer played "House of the Rising Sun" inside a Miami Beach parking garage, a trio of Miami Art Week satellite fairs conspired to make Tuesday a night of bizarre interactions.

The computer, a bulky 1990s relic resting on a wood pallet, greeted visitors to the inaugural Satellite fair with a jukebox of Top 40 music (which also included the Beatles' "Yesterday" and Toto's "Africa"), sung in a robotic warble that resembled the love child of Stephen Hawking and T-Pain.

It was a disorienting start to "Recycling Religion," a performance-art project curated by New York's Whitebox Gallery, which took over a rundown parking structure off Collins Avenue a block from the Deauville Beach Resort. The venue, one of four Satellite storefronts being used through Dec. 6, is filled with sacrilegious paintings and videos described by one curator on Tuesday, Kevin Alexander, as "created by radical Russian artists, expats and dissidents against corrupt organized religion."

The show's high-profile collaborator is Russian punk-rock collective Pussy Riot. The feminist group appears in looped, 30-second video footage, projected against an exposed concrete wall, of their infamous performance in Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral in 2012 of their anti-Vladimir Putin song "Mother Mary, Banish Putin!" Russian officials sentenced two members of the group, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, to two years in prison for the stunt.

Nearby is a pair of light boxes, depicting Jesus next to logos from McDonald's (text below reads, "This Is My Body") and Coca-Cola ("This Is My Blood"). Another video depicts Pope Francis' riding through Rome atop the Popemobile, but the footage, scored to slow calliope music, has been edited with bizarre color effects and cartoons of the pope's face as a cackling, wide-mouthed demon.

At the Deauville, meanwhile, art fairs Miami Project and newcomer Art on Paper shared the beachfront hotel's ground level. Miami Project opens with three portraits by painter Scott Scheidly, depicting Vladimir Lenin, Che Guevara and Ayatollah Khomeini dressed in hot pink and violet outfits. Lenin wears a beanie hat with a propeller.

"I don't know which one I hate more," joked one visitor, a woman whose hair was also dyed pink.

"I feel like I know this guy," quipped her boyfriend, a 20-something with green hair, pointing at Lenin.

Next door at Art on Paper, crowds huddled around Ross Bonfanti's stuffed dog toys, which were leashed with multicolored chains to a booth wall. Bonfanti sources stuffed animals from flea markets, removes the cotton and fills them with steel, concrete and other scrap.

Satellite fair runs noon-9 p.m. Dec. 2-3, noon-10 p.m. Dec. 4-5 and noon-6 p.m. Dec. 6 at four North Miami storefronts. Admission is free. Go to SatelliteProjects.com. Miami Project and Art on Paper continue 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 2-5 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Ave. Admission is $25-$60 each. Go to Miami-Project.com and ThePaperFair.com

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