Critical Writing Index

Ryan Trecartin: Data Purge

by Jon Davies

Switch, Spring 2010, no. 3, pp. 20-25

Davies presents a brief biography of artist Ryan Trecartin and a thematic overview of his video works. Improvisionational performances are delivered in what Davies calls a neo-Valley Girl manner using meta-language and contemporary, hip, and trendy buzz-words. The exhibition at The Power Plant in Toronto is presented and individual works are explored in detail, including: K-Corea INC.K (Section A); I-Be Area; Re'Search Wait'S. Often "intensely abstract", Trecartin's exhibition "Any Ever" presents the viewer with 21st century digital self-fashioning.

ITEM 2010.022 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

K-Corea INC.K (Section A)Ryan Trecartin

The Generational: Younger Than JesusRyan Trecartin

I-Be AreaRyan Trecartin

A Family Finds EntertainmentRyan Trecartin

P.opular (Section ish)Ryan Trecartin

Re'Search Wait'SRyan Trecartin

Sibling Topics (Section A)Ryan Trecartin