September 12, 2019–February 29, 2020
Ryan Trecartin is widely known for his influential videos, sculptures, and installations. His highly inventive and prescient work has been crucial to understanding the mutability of language and the totalizing effects of technology and social media on subject formation in the twenty-first century.
The current exhibition Re’Search Wait’S comes from the ambitious multi-movie project, Any Ever. Trecartin uses poetic, formal, and structural elaborations of new forms of technology, language narrative, identity, and humanity, to portray an extra-dimensional world that channels the existential dramas of our own. Any Ever’s core material is the perpetual flux of relationships among characters patterned to form constellations of meaning across the videos.
Structured as a diptych, Any Ever is comprised of seven autonomous but interrelated videos. One part of the diptych is Trill-ogy Comp which contains three movies: K-CoreaINC.K (section a), Sibling Topics (section a), and P.opular S.ky (section ish). The other part is Re’Search Wait’S (2009-2010), comprising four movies: Ready, Roamie View : History Enhancement, Temp Stop and The Re’Search, which together form multiple narratives within a complex industry predicated on the power of metaphysically evolved market research, where the base commodities are personality traits.