Ryan Trecartin: Site Visit

14 September 2014 – 11 January 2015, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

By Karen Archey

Animation Companion (detail), 2014. Courtesy the artist; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Regen Projects, Los Angeles; and Sprüth Magers, Berlin & London

Ryan Trecartin’s Site Visit at KW, his first solo exhibition in Germany, consists of a video installation and what he terms a ‘sculptural theatre’. The sculptural theatre is essentially rows of souped-up La-Z-Boy armchairs that a viewer can sit in while listening to a sound installation. These chairs overlook a recessed theatre comprising another seating installation – a mixture of cinema seating and portable camping chairs – which is surrounded by projections of Trecartin’s newest film, Site Visit. (In actuality, everything…

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