Ryan Trecartin b. 1981
Wayne's World (2003)
2003, 8 min, color, sound

Trecartin and his collaborator/co-star Lizzie Fitch ponder the messages delivered by the most banal forms of mass media and pop culture in their own unique version of a music video. They voice questions in song and dance segments that feature a deliberately ill-fitting pastiche of discarded fashions of the past two decades and recycled pop-music cliches. Totally immersed in their meticulously crafted private universe, Trecartin and Fitch coyly point at the gaudy artifice surrounding us in our own.

Lizzie, Ryan.

-- Electronic Arts Intermix


RESOURCES:

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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