In 1984, multimedia artist Dan Graham created an art video called Rock My Religion. The video draws a line from the enigmatic founder of the Shakers, Mother Ann Lee, through to the development of rock music and youth culture in America, and finally to the voices of individual artists such as Patti Smith. Through its rough aesthetic and collage of text over imagery, Rock My Religion presents a provocative thesis on the Shakers' place in culture, both past and contemporary, as well as the relationship between rock and religion.
Dan Graham is an acclaimed writer, curator, and artist in many media based in New York City. His work has been shown at major museums throughout Europe and America, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2009. In 2014, he was selected to create The Roof Garden Commission at The Metropolitan Museum of Art along with Günther Vogt.