Kerry Tribe

b. 1973, Boston, USA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA

Tribe’s rigorously-crafted, research-based projects use the structure, language and materials of the moving image to explore topics ranging from butterfly wings to space travel. Much of her work explores consciousness, perception and the critical potential of representational technologies.

For her contribution to the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, Kerry Tribe presents Exquisite Corpse, a 51-minute installation that follows the 51-mile Los Angeles River from its origins in the San Fernando Valley north east of the city to its terminus at the Pacific Ocean. Using a detailed map as a script, Tribe’s camera captures the river’s varied landscapes, neighborhoods, inhabitants, and communities through a string of meditative encounters that collectively describe the site, and the city, at this juncture in its history.