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Tommy Becker

Mix Tape (from Tape Number One) (2013–16)

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This selection of videos from San Francisco–based artist Tommy Becker’s ongoing Tape Number One project combines poetry and songwriting with performance, found footage, and handmade costumes and props. Part video poem and part music video, the works included on Mix Tape set the artist’s sentimental yearnings against banal and often absurd imagery. Works in the program include and Prelude to the Lemons and Song for Lemons (2013), Prelude to Koko and Song for Koko (2015), and Catastrophe & Convenience (2016), which was supported through a residency in the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Studio. (program approx. 20 mins., digital video)

Still image of dolls from Catastrophe & Convenience

Tommy Becker, Catastrophe & Convenience (2016), image courtesy of the artist.

Still image from Catastrophe & Convenience

Tommy Becker, Catastrophe & Convenience (2016), image courtesy of the artist.

About the Artist(s)

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM

Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Endowment for the

 

Arts SUPPORT FOR FREE AND LOW-COST PROGRAMS

Huntington Bank

Cardinal Health Foundation

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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