One Escape at a Time
11th Seoul Mediacity Biennale, Seoul
8 September – 21 November 2021
Yesterday we said tomorrow
Prospect 5 Triennial, New Orleans
23 October 2021 – 23 January 2022
Born 1970, Baltimore. Lives and works in Philadelphia.
An Army Of Lovers Cannot Lose, Tanya Leighton, Berlin with Kristina Kite Gallery, Los Angeles
I March in the Parade of Liberty but as Long as I Love You I’m Not Free, New Museum, New York
Nel Mezzo, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
Echo, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Yesterday we said tomorrow, Prospect 5 Triennial, New Orleans (forthcoming)
One Escape at a Time, 11th Seoul Mediacity Biennale, Seoul (forthcoming)
New Grit: Art & Philly Now, Philadelphia Museum of Art (forthcoming)
Glasgow International, The Common Guild, Glasgow (forthcoming)
Mapping the Collection, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Commonwealth, Institute for Contemporary Art, Virginia
Read My Lips, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Politics of Rhetoric, The Print Center, Philadelphia
Parole is a multiple-channel video installation that is composed of semi-autonomous video “scenes” that compose a non-linear narrative about voice, body and desire. Focusing around a central character who moves through the piece recording sound but never speaking, Parole attempts to tease out a relationship between politics and desire, intimacy and estrangement, and speaking and listening.
The video installation is composed of footage that is shot in New York, London, Frankfurt and Istanbul, Turkey as well as in a non-determined “apartment” location where she lives and records the minutiae of her daily life as she lives it. Friends and lovers come to visit, she makes tea, she showers and she listens to the radio.
The work is an extension of the major concerns of my practice and its in-depth, ongoing investigation into the intersections between history, politics and speech.