2002, 12 min, color, sound
In Yo A Romantic Comedy, Trecartin borrows cliches from hip-hop culture and genre films to craft a dark, dream-like narrative that veers from comic melodrama to goth fantasy. Applying his signature digital editing and delirious sound processing to remarkable effect, Trecartin creates an alternative narrative universe that suggests a kind of psychodramatic hyper-reality.
Lizzie, Brian, Ben. Kenny, Will, Connor, Steve, Nick, Ryan. -- Electronic Arts Intermix
This video is for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to Ryan Trecartin. Used with permission of Ryan Trecartin.
Used with kind permission of Andrea Rosen Gallery, NY, and Regen Projects, LA.
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