IFFR 2016 - Installations Tony Cokes The Netherlands, Rotterdam, 05 February 2016. The 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam - IFFR 2016. Various installations by Tony Cokes at Schouwburg, IFFR 2016. Photo: 31pictures.nl / (c) 2016, www.31pictures.nl
ACT at MIT

artistic research lunch hour

Tony Cokes – Text, Video, Prints: Forms, Contexts, Modes of Practice

March 6

11:00am to 12:00pm

E15-283a

In this brief presentation, Cokes will focus on an ongoing engagement with thinking about the forms and contexts of his recent work, its modes of practice and presentation, and his roles within it. Coke’s work tends to exist in the displacement between the anecdotal and the theoretical. Collaborations have “haunted” his practice for many years. He will explore a few permutations and deformations of texts across his work in video, installation, and print.

Tony Cokes makes video, installation, print, and other projects that reframe appropriated texts.  The works reflect upon capitalism, subjectivity, knowledge, and pleasure. Sound always functions in his practice as a crucial, intertextual element, complicating minimal visuals. His works have been exhibited internationally at venues including Centre Georges Pompidou, Whitney Museum, Museum of Modern Art (NYC), SF MOMA, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, and La Cinémathèque Française. Cokes has received fellowships from The Guggenheim Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and Getty Research Institute. He resides in Providence, RI where he is a Professor and a former / future Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University.