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The Video Works of Tony Cokes

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The Video Works of Tony Cokes

Film
Thursday, February 25
7 pm
Cost: Free
These three films by Tony Cokes showcase both the social unrest and inventive use of found footage that has characterized his work since the beginning.

USA | 55 min | Digital Projection | Dir. Tony Cokes

Described as a "post-conceptualist", Tony Cokes' work often reincorporates footage and other materials from news and pop culture to question the effect that contextual representation has on our perception of the world around us. In his words, he aims to use these materials "in ways that illuminate their constructedness, premises, and expectations, as well as their limits". This program collects three of Cokes' early video pieces, which helped cement him as a leading voice of social and political anger in video art.

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USA | 55 min | Digital Projection | Dir. Tony Cokes

Described as a "post-conceptualist", Tony Cokes' work often reincorporates footage and other materials from news and pop culture to question the effect that contextual representation has on our perception of the world around us. In his words, he aims to use these materials "in ways that illuminate their constructedness, premises, and expectations, as well as their limits". This program collects three of Cokes' early video pieces, which helped cement him as a leading voice of social and political anger in video art.

Watch the Trailer!

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