11. Any Ever by Ryan Trecartin, 2009-2010
Ryan Trecartin's films give us a distant mutation of reality. Regular parameters of space, time, and divisions (such as gender) soften their rigid structures to remind us of their truly arbitrary nature. Consequently, as the latter structures melt, we are left with a high-concentrate version of a reality full of anxiety. The seemingly uninhibited dialogue and hyper-imagery is not unlike the endless stream of information and images we receive everyday through our devices. These films and their relationship to contemporary experience remind us of how hysterical reality actually is.