Run by art magazine Mousse, online art and contemporary film platform Vdrome is screening Ryan Trecartin’s CENTER JENNY, premiered as part of an installation at Venice Biennale’s Arsenale earlier this year, from October 30 to November 8.
Featuring long time collaborators and sit-com supports including Lauren Devine, Molly Tarlov of MTV teen show Awkward and Aubrey Plaza of Parks and Recreation, the near one hour-long video navigates a labyrinth of virtual-narrative-meets-dimensionless-dimension centred around its range of archetypal ‘Jenny’ characters. From pastel pink cheerleaders chanting, “Yeah Jenny, Jenny rules!” to genderless proto-Jennys waiting to enter into “The University”, you can track a visible evolution in Trecartin’s oeuvre -along with the Google SketchUp(-dates) and CGI aesthetic -“towards a post-human realm through reality show hermeneutics, prosumer rhetoric, and collegiate rituals”.
Watch the film online at the Vdrome website. **