Of Lies and Liars Studies 01 – 05 by Tony Cokes
Artist Tony Cokes premieres his new five-part video series Of Lies and Liars Studies 01 – 05 as the ninth installment of The Shed’s Up Close online series. A new video from the series will publish each Sunday starting August 9 through September 6 at 6 PM on The Shed’s YouTube Channel, Instagram account (@theshedny), and website (theshed.org).
In this series, Cokes presents studies for a new body of work titled Of Lies and Liars featuring alternate blue and red slides with quotations from journalist David Frum’s Atlantic article “This Is Trump’s Fault.” Cokes sets Frum’s words, which indict the current administration’s mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, to music by artists from the Postal Service to Lali Puna.
The vignette-style videos are a return to Cokes’s ongoing exploration of evil in Western philosophical thought and its role in the structuring of society, this time in the context of the denials of scientific fact related to the pandemic. Each of Cokes’s studies is an experiment in duration and style and exists as a methodology for the artist to sharpen ideas for a new, larger media work.Buy tickets/get more info now