Thanks to the brilliant New York Times selections supplement that comes every Sunday with the ever so good Observer I learned about I-BE AREA – a highly impressionistic, sensationally anarchic fucked-up-unlike-anything-I’ve-seen-before piece of video art by Ryan Trcartin.
I cannot really describe this sheer visual narrative madness where characters move in a jerky, speeded-up, look-at-me way and speaks superfast to one another, to the camera, to the walls. Phrases whiz by about cloning, family, same-sex adoption, the art world, the end of the world, identity, blogging, the future – you name it. And all take place in completely surreal environments – indoors, outdoors, space and cyberspace.
The original piece is 1 hour 48min long but the artist has a Youtube channel where you can see bits and pieces of it cut and served in completely random order but you can still enjoy this blast of mad energies.
Here’s a couple for you – watch it at your own risk: