An Evening with Kerry Tribe

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Kerry Tribe. <i>Critical Mass</i>. 2010–. Featuring Emelie O'Hara and Nick Huff. © 2013 Kerry Tribe. Courtesy the artist.

An Evening with Kerry Tribe

Monday, May 13, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

Kerry Tribe (American, b. 1973) uses the formal mechanics of the moving image to explore the instability of recall and the subjective nature of perception. This evening culminates in a live performance of Tribe’s Critical Mass, based on the 1971 Hollis Frampton film of the same name. In Frampton’s film, an improvised argument between a young man and woman is captured, copied, cut up, and reassembled to produce a frenetically edited, highly structural, distanced yet evocative work. Tribe’s piece reenacts Frampton’s film cut-by-cut with two live actors, inverting the role of film as performance document while exploring the historical specificity of language and gender. The performance has undergone a series of evolutions since it was first staged at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2010; this will be the New York premiere of the new iteration, with actors Emelie O’Hara and Nick Huff.

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Image: Kerry Tribe. Critical Mass. 2010–. Featuring Emelie O'Hara and Nick Huff. © 2013 Kerry Tribe. Courtesy the artist.