Friday, July 22nd at MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City)
Picture an old ABC After-School Special with cast and crew on a potent cocktail of meth and LSD. That’s not so different from the work of Trecartin, the video wunderkind who first broke out in the art world five years ago at the tender age of 25. Now pushing 30, Trecartin shows no signs of letting up: His work is no less frenetic or surreal, and still features freakish, babbling characters exhibiting a tenuous hold on reality—stand-ins for all of us trying to make sense of our socially networked, global-capitalist society. At PS1, seven of his movies filmed in Miami between 2008 and 2010 are being shown together for the first time in New York. Grouped into a trilogy (Trill-ogy Comp) and a quartet (Re’Search Wait’S), the works are described as “nonsequential,” so expect plenty of cognitive dissonance.
For more information, visit www.ps1.org.