Cancelled Tate Modern Film

Never Real Objects II

Sondra Perry, IT’S IN THE GAME ’17 2017, video still. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.

Discover this dynamic selection of artists’ videos exploring identity and performativity within digital culture

This programme asserts the place of video as a crucial medium for self-representation. It allows artists to have a demonstrable control over how they are imaged, and then to complicate that reception.

Over the past four decades, impressions of the body in artists’ video have been expanded to include far-ranging approaches to storytelling and first-person narrative. The artists in this programme work with performance and the performativity of the everyday. They reflect on the repercussions of pervasive digital cultures and how they shape our common understanding of identity, property and veracity.

Programme

  • Sara Magenheimer, Art and Theft 2017, digital video, colour, sound, 7 min
  • Autumn Knight, Pong 2019, digital video, colour, sound, 7 min
  • Sondra Perry, IT’S IN THE GAME ’17 2017, digital video, colour, sound, 16 min
  • Kenneth Tam, All of M 2019, digital video, colour, sound, 12 min
an oil painting is seen with the word 'Misdirection' and a time code overlaid.

Sara Magenheimer Art and Theft 2017, video still. © the artist. Courtesy Video Data Bank, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

A man draws on another man's white suit jacket with red marker.

Kenneth Tam All of M 2019, video still. Courtesy the artist

a woman is seen in a red-tinged image with a Whitney Houston lyric printed.

Autumn Knight Pong 2019, video still. Courtesy the artist

Tate Modern

Starr Cinema

Bankside
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Date & Time

4 April 2020 at 16.00–17.00