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Critical Mass performance at Tate Modern

Critical Mass performance at Tate Modern

Kerry Tribe’s video work Critical Mass (2013, 25 minutes) will be available to view from 18:00 on Tuesday 1st December until 18:00 Wednesday 2nd December on the Channel section of the CCA website.
On Wednesday 2nd December at 19:00, Kerry Tribe will be in conversation with Tony Cokes.

Hollis Frampton’s experimental film Critical Mass (1971) presents an argument between a couple and uses various editing techniques, including fragmentation and repetition, to create a stuttering soundtrack. Here, as Annette Michelson once argued, the pattern of gesture and sound reinforces ‘the hopelessly circular pattern of this transaction.’ In Kerry Tribe’s work of the same name, Frampton’s film is staged as a performance in which actors Nick Huff and Emilie O’Hara perform its dialogue – with all its silences, overlaps and interruptions – precisely.

BIOGRAPHIES

Kerry Tribe (b. 1973, United States) is an artist and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her work has been the subject of solo presentations at SFMOMA, San Francisco; The High Line, New York; Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Cambridge; The Power Plant, Toronto; Modern Art Oxford and Camden Arts Centre, London. Tribe was the recipient of the Presidential Residency at Stanford University, the Herb Alpert Award, the USA Artists Award, and she was the Guna S. Mundheim Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. Tribe’s work is in the public collections of Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York; Hammer Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent and the Generali Foundation, Vienna, among other institutions. She has served as visiting faculty at Stanford University, UCLA, CalArts, Harvard University, and regularly teaches at ArtCenter in Pasadena. Tribe received her MFA from UCLA, attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, and received an AB from Brown University, where she worked closely with Tony Cokes.

Tony Cokes lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island, where he serves as Professor in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. Recent exhibitions include The Shed, New York; Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen; the 10th Berlin Biennale, Berlin; Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson; Whitechapel Gallery, London; ZKM, Karlsruhe; REDCAT, Los Angeles; SFMOMA, San Francisco; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Pera Museum, Istanbul; and the Louvre, Paris. His work is included in the collections of The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; SFMoMA, San Francisco; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthallen, Copenhagen; Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Columbus; and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, among many others.

Kerry Tribe’s video work Critical Mass (2013, 25 minutes) will be available to view from 18:00 on Tuesday 1st December until 18:00 Wednesday 2nd December on the Channel section of the CCA website.
On Wednesday 2nd December at 19:00, Kerry Tribe will be in conversation with Tony Cokes.

Hollis Frampton’s experimental film Critical Mass (1971) presents an argument between a couple and uses various editing techniques, including fragmentation and repetition, to create a stuttering soundtrack. Here, as Annette Michelson once argued, the pattern of gesture and sound reinforces ‘the hopelessly circular pattern of this transaction.’ In Kerry Tribe’s work of the same name, Frampton’s film is staged as a performance in which actors Nick Huff and Emilie O’Hara perform its dialogue – with all its silences, overlaps and interruptions – precisely.

BIOGRAPHIES

Kerry Tribe (b. 1973, United States) is an artist and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her work has been the subject of solo presentations at SFMOMA, San Francisco; The High Line, New York; Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Cambridge; The Power Plant, Toronto; Modern Art Oxford and Camden Arts Centre, London. Tribe was the recipient of the Presidential Residency at Stanford University, the Herb Alpert Award, the USA Artists Award, and she was the Guna S. Mundheim Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. Tribe’s work is in the public collections of Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York; Hammer Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent and the Generali Foundation, Vienna, among other institutions. She has served as visiting faculty at Stanford University, UCLA, CalArts, Harvard University, and regularly teaches at ArtCenter in Pasadena. Tribe received her MFA from UCLA, attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, and received an AB from Brown University, where she worked closely with Tony Cokes.

Tony Cokes lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island, where he serves as Professor in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. Recent exhibitions include The Shed, New York; Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen; the 10th Berlin Biennale, Berlin; Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson; Whitechapel Gallery, London; ZKM, Karlsruhe; REDCAT, Los Angeles; SFMOMA, San Francisco; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Pera Museum, Istanbul; and the Louvre, Paris. His work is included in the collections of The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; SFMoMA, San Francisco; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthallen, Copenhagen; Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Columbus; and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, among many others.

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