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Kerry Tribe | Experience Unfolding: Amnesia, Cognition, and Film

The work of artist and filmmaker Kerry Tribe explores complex subjective experiences through highly restrained, time-based forms. Her films, videos, performances and installations offer meditations on perception and cognition, exploring topics germane to neuroscience and philosophy alike.

Working in a mode she calls, "documentary-adjacent," Tribe has made projects about wide-ranging topics, including medical simulation, the Los Angeles River, the famous amnesic Patient H.M., a butterfly's wing, a Soviet cosmonaut and the linguistic disorder aphasia.

In this artist's talk, Tribe will share excerpts from a selection of works that focus on questions around memory, perception, empathy and communication, suggesting that encounters with art might provide unique opportunities to collectively examine human experience in profound and generative ways.

Kerry Tribe’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at venues including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; The Power Plant, Toronto; Modern Art, Oxford and Camden Arts Centre, London. The recipient of a Herb Alpert Award in Film/Video, a USA Artists Fellowship and a Creative Capital Grant, her works are in the public collections of LACMA, MoMA, SFMoMA and The Whitney Museum of American Art.

Kerry Tribe is one of four visiting artists in the Presidential Residency on the Future of the Arts program.

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