Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch work together, the roles of each depending on the project in question.
The show at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris consists of a non-sequential series of seven movies produced over the past three years with collaborator Lizzie Fitch and contributors ranging from friends and fellow artists to working child actors and reality television performers. Any Ever, shot in Miami, is structurally conceived as a diptych consisting of a trilogy, Trill-ogy Comp (2009), and a quartet, Re’Search Wait’S (2009–10). The seven movies are interconnected spatially via networked viewing rooms and an ambient soundscape, and materially by characters, semblances of plot, and recurring formal motifs.
Consistent with his work since the 2000s, this latest series mines emergent evolutions of identity, narrative, language, and visual culture for content, and propels these matters forward as expressive mediums, through darkly jubilant and categorically frenetic formal experimentations.
At ARC the three-part Trill-ogy Comp (2009) and the four films making up Re’Search Wait’S (2009–10) are viewed in rooms designed to be inhabited like a theatre stage; this gives each video a space of its own in which sound is a value in its own right.
Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin were born in 1981, in Indiana and Texas respectively. Both studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and now live and work in Los Angeles.
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