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Modern Art Oxford Presents Kerry Tribe Dead Star Light

Modern Art Oxford presents Kerry Tribe Dead Star Light, exhibition on view 27 September–20 November 2011.

American artist and filmmaker Kerry Tribe presents a solo exhibition of her most recent work in an ongoing investigation into memory, 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 and the gap between individual and collective memory.

The exhibition brings to a close the 3 Series of commissioned works, organised by Modern Art Oxford in collaboration with Camden Arts Centre, London, and Arnolfini, Bristol.

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