Kerry Tribe: the word the wall la palabra la pared
Puebla 170. Roma Norte
06700. Mexico City DF
May 6 - July 1, 2017
Tribe's new works in video, sculpture and photography playfully literalize ideas around linguistic communication, transnational relations and empathy. The exhibition continues Tribe's investigation of the "speaking subject" who narrates their experience for an audience. The show is organized around a video in English and Spanish called Afasia (2017) which features the artist's friend photographer Christopher Riley, who, at the age of 43, suffered a left hemisphere stroke that severely limited his ability to speak, write and understand language. Despite these challenges, he passionately communicates an appreciation of his life and the vast world around him. The video is projected in a make-shift screening room built from the remains of what had previously been the gallery's front wall.