American artist and filmmaker Kerry Tribe presents a solo exhibition of her most recent work in an ongoing investigation into memory, forgetting, ambiguity and doubt. 'Dead Star Light' consists of three newly commissioned works exploring these themes using both new and obsolete technologies, such as analog audio, digital video and 16mm film. 'Milton Torres Sees a Ghost' is a room-sized sound installation in which reel-to-reel audio tape traces the gallery walls, endlessly playing and erasing a first hand account of an American fighter pilot's encounter with a UFO over British airspace in the 1950s. 'Parnassius mnemosyne' is a 16mm-film installation featuring an enigmatic animation of a butterfly's wing. 'The Last Soviet' is a single-channel video combining original and appropriated footage to tell the true story of Sergei Krikalev, a Soviet cosmonaut who was left in orbit for nearly a year as the USSR collapsed beneath him.
These works continue Tribe's interest in producing large-scale projects in film, video and installation that carefully consider the possibilities their mediums afford and attempt to produce an experience for the viewer akin to the subject of the works: amnesia, misremembering, the gap between individual and collective memory.
The exhibition brings to a close the 3 Series of new commissions, organised collaboratively by Modern Art Oxford, with Camden Arts Centre, London, and Arnolfini, Bristol.
Kerry Tribe In Conversation with Stuart Comer
Tuesday 27 September 2011, 5pm
Tickets: £5 / £4 concessions, booking essential on 01865 813800 or via www.modernartoxford.org.uk