Ryan Trecartin: Trill-ogy Comp
Co-presented and co-produced by MOCA and Elizabeth Dee Gallery
"Seeing it is like being patched into all the computers of the world at once." - Jerry Saltz, New York Magazine
"Imagine slasher films without blood; porn without nudity; the Sistine Chapel without God; the New York Stock Exchange without capital. Pretend that Hieronymus Bosch’s intermeshed figures could text." - Wayne Koestenbaum, Artforum
In conjunction with MOCA and its current exhibit at the Pacific Design Center, The Cinefamily is thrilled to usher you into the terrifying electric hands of Ryan Trecartin, one of the most dangerous, visceral and mesmerizing video artists of the 21st century -- his works grab you by the throat and hijack your brain, taking you on a completely dazzling non-linear high wire journey and dropping you out the other end zapped and spraypainted. Trecartin's films pull off the amazing feat of being both contentless and utterly riveting: no plot, and with threadbare neon-colored characters functioning as shells jerkily animating through what once could have been called the world. Utilizing the signposts of our presently oversaturated media and youth cultures (the cell phone as lifeline, hyper-exaggerated slang, ubiquitous Internet everything) and with a forcefully blurry gender neutrality that catapults beyond gay or straight, Trecartin and his ghoulish cast put forth one of the ultimate collective mindfucks you're likely to see in years. Totally post-human, these videos are the longform fulfillment of Max Headroom's "blipvert" prophecy -- so be prepared to experience all-consuming seizures of the soul.
Sibling Topics (section a), 2009
K-CoreaINC.K (section a), 2009
P.opular S.ky (section ish), 2009