Tris Vonna-Michell
<> > 2008

Artwork details

Artist
Title
<> >
Date 2008
Medium Metal table, reel to reel tape deck, porcelain model, digital prints on paper and audio, stereo
Dimensions Overall display dimensions variable
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased using funds provided by the 2008 Outset / Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate Collection 2009
Reference
T12878
Not on display

Display caption

The title of this work, ‘<>>’, refers to the symbols shown on the rewind and fast-forward buttons of a tape recorder. The device on the table plays a recording of a 2008 performance by the artist, recalling a journey taken when he was 17 years old from his hometown of Southend-on-Sea to Yokohama, Japan. This narrative is mixed with references to the room where the performance took place. Digital prints relating to the performance are also presented alongside the tape player and are available for the viewer to browse.

November 2012

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