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Tré Chandler: Dallas

  • Location:
    AC Institute, 547 W. 27th St. #210, New York, New York, 10001, US

In an increasingly rhizomatic world defined by information exchange, I see myself as a transitive vessel; a biological interface for the codes and references that make up the cultural currency and authenticity of my experience. I use my practice to convey the humorous extremity of contemporary existence.

Dallas is a single-channel video made in 2009. I intended it as an amusing portrayal of characters transmitting 'personality' with repeated mediated gestures. The no-budget quality isolates body language and exposes the casualness of video logic being articulated in human behavior.

- Tré Chandler

Tré Chandler was born David Chandler, III in Landstuhl, Germany, 1984. He received his BFA from Ohio University in Athens, OH in 2006 and his MFA from School of Visual Arts in New York, NY in 2009. He has exhibited throughout New York, including at The Gay Center, Interstate Projects, Visual Arts Gallery, and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts. In 2010, his video Dallas was included in the Homoscope International Queer Arts and Film Festival in Austin, Texas, and he co-founded HammerSpace.info, an ongoing project dedicated to the reimagining of the pop-up experimental art space. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.