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Tony Cokes: Pop Manifestos Live Mix

​Tony Cokes Ad Vice 1999, video still. Courtesy the artist, Greene Naftali, New York, Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles and Electronic Arts Intermix, New York

See a live remix of Tony Cokes' videos looking critically at music production and history

Join us for a special evening of videos from artist Tony Cokes’ Pop Manifestos series and related works, which will be presented across three channels with a live sound mix.

The first channel alternates between Cokes’ videos Headphones and 1! , which draw together texts excerpted from music historians, found footage and music. Drawing these elements into constellation, Headphones proposes that piracy is the logical extension of music reproduction technologies. 1! is a work from Cokes’ Pop Manifesto series that charts changes to music production and ideology from rock into disco and electronic music.

The second channel brings together videos made for Cokes’ conceptual band SWIPE. These include the remaining works in the Pop Manifestos series, 2@, 3#, 5% and 6^, as well as Ad Vice, which preceded and informed these videos. Produced as ‘promotional tapes’ for SWIPE, these works use the language of music videos against itself through critiques of the music industry.

The third channel presents the more recent video 1!+ (a dubstep primer), which considers British dubstep through the lens of different theoretical frameworks such as Jacques Derrida’s concept of hauntology and Paul Gilroy’s formulation of a Black Atlantic culture.

The presentation is followed by a discussion with the artist.

Programme

1!, Unites States 2004, SD video, colour, sound, 24 min

Headphones, United States 2004, SD video, colour, sound, 7 min

Ad Vice, United States 1999, 6:36 min, colour, sound

2@, United States 2000, SD video, colour, sound, 6 min

3#, United States 2001, SD video, colour, sound, 5 min

5%, United States 2001, SD video, colour, sound, 10 min

6^, United States 2001, SD video, colour, sound, 4 min

1!+ (a dubstep primer), United States 2014, HD video, colour, sound, 37 min

Black text on an orange background

Tony Cokes 3# 2001, video still. Courtesy the artist, Greene Naftali, New York, Hannah Hoffmann, Los Angeles and Electronic Arts Intermix, New York

A black and white image of a man using a 16mm film projector overlaid with white text

Tony Cokes 1! 2004, video still. Courtesy the artist, Greene Naftali, New York, Hannah Hoffmann, Los Angeles and Electronic Arts Intermix, New York

White text on an blue background

​Tony Cokes 6^ 2001, video still. Courtesy the artist, Greene Naftali, New York, Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles and Electronic Arts Intermix, New York​

Black text on a green background

Tony Cokes 5% 2001, video still. Courtesy the artist, Greene Naftali, New York, Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles and Electronic Arts Intermix, New York

Tate Modern

Starr Cinema

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

1 June 2019 at 17.30–19.00