Phaidon Contemporary Artist Series
Text by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Jeannine Tang, and Lanka Tattersall
Born 1970, Baltimore. Lives and works in New York City.
Echo, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Tanya Leighton, Berlin (forthcoming)
If They Should Ask, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
In My Little Corner of the World, Anyone Would Love You, The Common Guild, Glasgow
In My Little Corner of the World, Anyone Would Love You, Studio Voltaire, London
Nothing Will Be As Before, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
Artists for Studio Voltaire, Studio Voltaire, London
Department of Contemporary Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota
I can call this progress to halt, LACE, Los Angeles
Change of State, Essex Street, New York
The Revolution Will Not Be Gray, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado
Curators’ Series #9. Way of Living (curated by Arcadia Missa), David Roberts Art Foundation, London
Parole is a multiple-channel video installation that is composed of semi-autonomous video “scenes” that compose a non-linear narrative about voice, body and desire. Focusing around a central character who moves through the piece recording sound but never speaking, Parole attempts to tease out a relationship between politics and desire, intimacy and estrangement, and speaking and listening.
The video installation is composed of footage that is shot in New York, London, Frankfurt and Istanbul, Turkey as well as in a non-determined “apartment” location where she lives and records the minutiae of her daily life as she lives it. Friends and lovers come to visit, she makes tea, she showers and she listens to the radio.
The work is an extension of the major concerns of my practice and its in-depth, ongoing investigation into the intersections between history, politics and speech.