Tate Modern Film

Tony Cokes: Could You Visit Me in Dreams?

Two videos can be seen on monitors in separate rooms of a gallery, each with text on a single-coloured background

Tony Cokes Could You Visit Me in Dreams? 2018, installation view detail. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Nathalie Halgand

Drop in to see a free video installation opening the Tony Cokes retrospective at Tate Modern

The weekend-long Tony Cokes: Sound Systems programme opens with the artist’s recent three-channel video installation Could You Visit Me in Dreams? 2018, which will be openly accessible in the Starr Cinema throughout the evening.

Drawing from his book The Vienna Guide, the installation offers a speculative image of Vienna through collaged text appropriated from various sources including songs, nightclub descriptions, published articles, Facebook posts and tourist guides. The work unfolds through Cokes’ signature coloured text animations and is set to music by Scritti Politti, Mount Kimbie, Debit and Kode9 & Burial. Could You Visit Me in Dreams? is a perfect introduction to Cokes's practice of remixing through sound and textual cut-up.

Tate Modern

Starr Cinema

London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

31 May 2019 at 19.00–23.00

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