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Ryan Trecartin (1981) is one of the most daring artists working with video in current days. His movies are a mixture of performance arts, sitcoms and hypnotic digital collages, like the result of a collaboration between Bosch and Keith Haring, or if Facebook just had a nightmare.

Shot in a former Masonic temple in Los Angeles – a five-story warren of large, cavernous rooms akin to a windowless convention center – “Temple Time” unfolds like a horror-movie group expedition in a campsite wasteland. Exploring the mildly eerie wilderness substitute, the characters talk about what they see instead of how they feel, giving the impression that everything they encounter is a discovery. For some characters these discoveries feel like memories of events that are about to repeat – the past and the future seem to occur simultaneously via overlapping layers of reality. The use of different video-capturing technologies – including handheld cameras, drones, and GoPro cameras mounted to the actors’ bodies – offers numerous perspectives and vantage points, reinforcing Trecartin’s exploitation of cinematic discontinuities. In “Temple Time”, purpose and agency are constantly delayed and the multi-linear narratives are expressed in a networked sense of time.

Trecartin’s family and circle of friends are performing in his movie, managing sophisticated digital manipulations of materials stripped from pop culture and the Internet’s bowels, as well as wild animations and aesthetic scenarios and performances. His works conjure worlds where consumer culture is amplified to absurd qualities and nihilistic proportions where characters must ultimately find meaning in their lives. With a virtuosic use of colors, shapes, hysterical performances and hallucinating montages, Trecartin produces sublime effects that reach for an unknown yet true form of reality.

 

Next Performances

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  • The Talking Car

    18 April 2024 — 19 April 2024
    deSingel

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures. 

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  • The Talking Car

    16 June 2024 — 18 June 2024
    Wiener festwochen

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures. 

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  • TERRA COBRE

    18 July 2024 — 19 July 2024
    Festival dos Canais

    JOÃO PAIS FILIPE & MARCO DA SILVA FERREIRA

    New performance by sound artist and sculpture João Pais Filipe and dancer/choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira, crossing the traditional practice of Alcáçovas' rattle art with contemporary artistic practices, anchored in percussion and dance.

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  • The Talking Car

    06 September 2024 — 07 September 2024
    Nowy Teatr

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures.

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  • TERRA COBRE

    14 September 2024
    Festival Escena Patrimonio

    JOÃO PAIS FILIPE & MARCO DA SILVA FERREIRA

    New performance by sound artist and sculpture João Pais Filipe and dancer/choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira, crossing the traditional practice of Alcáçovas' rattle art with contemporary artistic practices, anchored in percussion and dance.

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  • The Talking Car

    09 October 2024 — 10 October 2024
    HAU Berlin

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures.

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