Video artist Ryan Trecartin's work is intense, but in the good way. He said it makes some people anxious, but generally speaking, it's a little unnerving, a tiny bit scary, very funny, so smart, and sweetly over-stimulating. "Any Ever," his MOCA exhibit that opened last night, includes seven movies created with the help of other Miami artists, including his main collaborator Lizzie Fitch.
The 30-year-old RISD grad has already been honored as a recipient of the Jack Wolgin International Competition in the Fine Arts, received the New Artist of the Year Award at the Guggenheim Museum, awarded a Pew Fellowship, and appeared in the 2006 Whitney Biennial. The New York Times just called his work Any Ever, which is showing concurrently at MOMA's PS 1 in New York, "game-changing." It's hypnotic, and it mind-fucks. You'll love it. Read on for our Trecartin Q&A.