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Tony cokes
Video | hdv | color | 8'4'' | USA | 2016
Evil.66.2 The second video in a new trilogy within my larger "Evil”Series featuring selected quotes from the books of a well-known U.S. presidential candidate on a variety of subjects: from his rhetorical tactics, to his political opponents, to his views on borders, immigration, and other issues. Is all this a common tale of seduction and manipulation (or is it the self-deception of his supporters)?
Tony Cokes makes video and installation projects that reframe appropriated texts. The media works reflect upon capitalism, subjectivity, knowledge and pleasure. Sound always functions in his practice as a crucial, intertextual element, complicating minimal visuals. His works have been exhibited internationally at venues including Centre Georges Pompidou, Whitney Museum, Museum of Modern Art (NYC), SF MOMA, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, and La Cinémathéque Française. Cokes has received fellowships from The Guggenheim Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and Getty Research Institute. He resides in Providence, RI where he is a Professor in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University.