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