Film program to the film series "Screening Room"
Registers, 2017, 12:30 min
Smoke & Mirrors, 2017, 9:48 min
Courtesy: the artist and T239, Napoli
Tris Vonna-Michell is known for his vocal live performances, dense in language and time and taking shape through film, photography and scenographic installations. In his two latest films “Registers” and “Smoke & Mirrors”, he combines storytelling with images and audio recordings from a journey he was making to Japan in 2008. His rapid and poetic monologues are travelogues full of impressions and experiences from the urban maze of a foreign cities - endearing, overcharging, driven through transient and consumer spaces and at the same time looking for places of retreat. It is a central point of both films that images remembered and retold aren’t the same as those we see and hear.
Tris Vonna-Michell was born 1982 in Southend-on-Sea, England, and lives in Stockholm. He studied at Glasgow School of Art and Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. Recent solo exhibitions (selection): 2017 La Verrière, Brussels; 2015 Appleton Square, Lisbon, 8th Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art; 2014 Turner Prize, Tate London; and 2006 Schnittraum, Cologne.
Funding and Support
Ministerium für Kunst und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW
1 — Tris Vonna-Michell: Smoke & Mirrors, 2017
2 — Tris Vonna-Michell: Registers, 2017