This screening brings together two recent video works by Tony Cokes and Rindon Johnson. Cokes’ Testament A: mf fka k-p x ke rip (2019), against a background of solid colors and beats, reads writer and filmmaker Kodwo Eshun’s “Mark Fisher Memorial Lecture” (2018). Johnson’s Among other things… (2019) is a video poem with original and found footage with closed captioning. Different in methodology and structure, both pieces speak to “the work of mourning,” as Cokes quotes Derrida, the “practice of joy” à la Eshun, and the labor of making common particular indignations for the wellbeing of all.
The screenings will be followed by a conversation between Tony Cokes, Rindon Johnson, and Sohrab Mohebbi. The program is organized in conjunction with Searching the Sky for Rain, on view at SculptureCenter through December 16, 2019.
SculptureCenter will be open at 6pm for those who wish to view the exhibition before the program. This program is free and open to the public but RSVP is required.
Wednesday, October 30