- North is West/South is East: 32 Maps of Los Angeles
North is West / South is East is organized around a series of drawings collected from strangers I approached at Los Angeles International Airport and asked to make maps of LA. Around half were drawn by people who actually live in Southern California. These tend to trace commutes, diagram neighborhoods, and mark the locations of events and environments significant in the lives of their makers. The rest were made by visitors from all over the world - Australia, Mexico, Hungary, New Jersey. These start to picture the idea of a Los Angeles that precedes it: palm trees and traffic, surfers and freeways, Baywatch, money and grids. Taken together these chance encounters begin to describe a place at once real and imagined. And in drawing from the generosity of strangers at LAX, the project hopes to disturb the instrumental logic of the airport, itself a non-place, where the only reason you visit is to get yourself somewhere else.
Paperback: 55 pages
Publisher: Kerry Tribe (2002)
Edition of 1000
- Recent History
This monographic catalog documents ten works made between 1998 and 2006. It includes essays by Gloria Sutton and Astrid Mania, and was produced in conjunction with Tribe's 2005-2006 Guna S. Mundheim Fellowship in the Visual Arts at the American Academy in Berlin and the artist's residency at the International Studio Program of the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.
Paperback: 162 pages
Publisher: American Academy in Berlin (2006)
- Dead Star Light
Artist-filmmaker Kerry Tribe's Dead Star Light (2010) consists of three major new works related to questions of personal and historical memory: Parnassius mnemosyne, Milton Torres Sees a Ghost and The Last Soviet. This substantial new body of work was commissioned by Arnolfini, Bristol; Camden Arts Centre, London; and Modern Art Oxford, and exhibited in 2010-2011. The catalog includes essays by Nav Haq, Anne Ellegood, Martin Herbert, and Juli Carson.
Tribe's rigorously crafted, large-scale projects in film, video and installation form an ongoing investigation into memory, subjectivity, and doubt. Each of the new works which make up Dead Star Light takes shape using different technology - 16mm film, reel-to-reel audio and video - and each considers its material form from a structural standpoint. The works build on one another, and a number of common themes emerge (flight, alienation, erasure) which gain resonance when the projects are taken together as a whole.
Hardcover: 64 pages
Publisher: Arnolfini, Camden Arts Centre, Modern Art Oxford (2010)
ISBN: 9780 901138 98 5