Lizzie Fitch / Ryan Trecartin: Priority Innfield
Contributions by Christopher Glazek, Bridget Crone, Kenneth Goldsmith, and Ossian Ward. Edited by Paul Luckraft, Maitreyi Maheshwari, and Isabel Venero
The only book devoted to Priority Innfield, the multi-room installation first exhibited at the 2013 Venice Biennale, this volume offers a number of entry-points into an in-depth consideration of Fitch and Trecartin’s practice. Ossian Ward interviews Lizzie Fitch to draw out the finer points of the artists’ collaborative process and discuss the crucial role of materials and objects in the creation of atmospheres and narratives. Bridget Crone considers the bodies that populate the movies, and how they might symbolize the desire to reach for an allusive freedom from ‘swampy’ structures of control. New York–based poet and teacher Kenneth Goldsmith’s draws attention to the connections between Modernist language experiments and Ryan Trecartin as a writer for the digital age. Christopher Glazek’s close knowledge of the Fitch and Trecartin process allows a reflection on the complex way the contents of their art intersects with real world locations and histories, both personal and political.