Originally presented in installation form at the 55th Venice
Biennale, these four new movies expand on Trecartin’s deep
preoccupations with language and the formation of community while
rendering (and lampooning) the existential traumas of seeking
personal agency and identity in our age of infinite optionality.
Part social science fiction, part formalist tour de force, each
film revolves around a character ensemble ranging from the artist’s
high school classmates, shot fifteen years ago when he was a
teenager himself (Junior War), to an ornate caste system
of dozens of meta-reality show aspirants named Jenny and their
authoritarian minders (CENTER JENNY).
All films are US premieres:
Junior War (2013)
Comma Boat (2013)
CENTER JENNY (2013)
Item Falls (2013)
by Ryan Trecartin
This screening will feature an appearance by Ryan Trecartin.