The Power Plant

Field Trip: Althea Thauberger & Kerry Tribe In Conversation

Sat Nov 21 2020

9:00 AM



Althea Thauberger and Kerry Tribe on the production set of Tribe's 2005 film Near Miss.

While reflecting on their 17 year long support for each other's practices, Althea Thauberger and Kerry Tribe will informally discuss friendship, collaboration, frustration, and a long-term approach to integrating art and life.

Althea Thauberger is an artist, filmmaker and educator contributing to experimental practices in social documentary. Her projects are produced in site/place responsive processes and involve collaborative research and production. The final works — films, videos, performances, audio recordings and photographs — are reflections on local histories and sociopolitical power dynamics, including ones involved in the production process itself. Over the last ten years, she has produced projects in spaces such as the Capri Cinema in Karachi; the archives of the former Still Image Division of the National Film Board of Canada; the Bohnice Psychiatric Hospital in Prague; and the former Rikard Benčič Factory in Rijeka, Croatia. Over the last two years, Thauberger has presented solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, the Art Gallery of Southern Alberta in Lethbridge, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax, and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

Kerry Tribe is an artist and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her work has been the subject of solo presentations at SFMOMA, San Francisco; The High Line, New York; Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Cambridge; The Power Plant, Toronto; Modern Art Oxford and Camden Arts Centre, London. Tribe was the recipient of the Presidential Residency at Stanford University, the Herb Alpert Award, the USA Artists Award, and she was the Guna S. Mundheim Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. Tribe’s work is in the public collections of MoMA, the Whitney, the Hammer Museum, LACMA, SMAK Ghent and the Generali Foundation, among other institutions. She has served as visiting faculty at Stanford University, UCLA, CalArts, Harvard University, and regularly teaches at ArtCenter in Pasadena. Tribe received her MFA from UCLA, attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, and received a BA from Brown University.