Image and Amnesia with Kerry Tribe

Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media's Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium series and the Department of Art Practice.

Kerry Tribe’s work in film, video, installation, and other media raises questions about the elusive and ephemeral aspects of human experience, including memory, empathy, and linguistic communication. Often working with multiple projections and timed loops, her projects are designed to structurally underscore their content. Tribe’s fascination with the literal mechanics of moving images suggests that the medium is capable of mirroring cognitive processes in profoundly generative ways. In this lecture, she considers some of the ways in which art, technology, and the moving image can sensitize viewers to their own and others’ experiences.

Kerry Tribe was born in 1973 in Boston and lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; 356 Mission, Los Angeles; the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; the Power Plant, Toronto; Modern Art, Oxford; and Camden Arts Centre, London. It has been included in significant group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC. Tribe is the recipient of a Herb Alpert Award, a Creative Capital Grant, and a USA Artists Award, and her work is in the collections of MoMA, the Whitney, the Hammer, and the Generali Foundation, among others.