Ryan Trecartin, Item Falls, 2013. Movie still. Courtesy of the artist
6 Apr – 30 Sep 2019
PROGRAM C

2013
Video HD, 25’, 45”
PRIORITY INNFIELD

In Item Falls, we are peaking. We start out at a casting call, but before long we’re firmly in the grip of hallucination, shedding our anxieties and evidently regressing to the animation era, a time when stunt chickens were mere chicklets. Friendly archetypes float in and out of what seems like our bedroom. The red-headed Jenny has returned, but this time she’s squeaky and trusting. Unlike in CENTER JENNY, here our perspective is literally centered. The camera seems to be the in middle of the room, which is good, because we’re too blissed out to move. Luckily, our hallucinations look directly at us. The driving force of our trip is a producer (played by Allison Powell) who seems to be coordinating auditions, which enable going from first-level basic to second-level stupid to level- center. An Adele-like figure pops in from time to time—or is she the good witch of the north? As the movie progresses, the producer shows off a boy band she has purchased, and mostly they seem really gay. — Christopher Glazek

The four movies CENTER JENNY, Item Falls, Comma Boat and Junior War were exhibited as a tetralogy inside the Priority Innfield sculptural theatre, comprising five pavilions.

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