Jason File

Premiere DateOct 16, 2018
00:00 Introduction
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00:35 Jason File
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02:46 In Your Face Cat Power
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06:55 Law & Art
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12:17 Forking Paths
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19:14 ICTYTV
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31:36 Performance Art
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36:44 Inland Seem of Earth
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42:15 Outro
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42:37 Finish
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Jason File (b.1976, USA) is an artist, university lecturer in fine art, and war crimes prosecutor who lives and works between Brooklyn, NY, London, UK and The Hague, Netherlands. He holds degrees in fine art from the Chelsea College of Arts, London, and the Royal Academy of Art, Netherlands (2013), where he currently teaches. He also holds degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and law from Yale (1998), Oxford (2000) and Yale Law School (2004). File’s work has been recognized through collections and awards, including the Zabludowicz Collection Future Map Prize (2014), the Mead Fellowship, University of the Arts London (2014), and selection as ArtPrize Juried Grand Prize Finalist (USA, 2014, selected by Hrag Vartanian) and Celeste Prize selected artist (Italy, 2014, selected by Andrew Hunt). Solo and two-person exhibitions and projects include: The Ryder Projects, London (2015); Stroom, The Hague (2015 & 2016); Ovalhouse, London (2014); and X Marks the Bökship, London (2011). Group exhibitions include: NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY (2018); Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2017); GEMAK, The Hague (2015); Cøpperfield, London (2015); Grand Rapids Art Museum, USA (2014); International Print Biennale, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle (2014); SPACE, London (2014); Atelierhaus der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Vienna (2014). Artist talks include: Paul Mellon Centre for British Art, London (2016) and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2015). Art fairs include: London Art Fair (2016) and Art Rotterdam (2016). Press includes Art Monthly, Frieze (2016) and Artforum (2014). He co-curated “The Observer Effect” at GEMAK in The Hague in 2015.


Forking Paths, 2018
Single-channel video installation with found video and audio from digitized evidence archive of United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague; vehicle side mirrors
Dimensions variable; video duration 6 min.


Forking Paths, 2018


Forking Paths, 2018
Full RT: 6 min.


ICTYTV, 2018
Single-channel video installation with found video from the digitized VHS evidence archive of a United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague; vintage sofa, coffee table, carpeting and cathode-ray tube television with stand.
Dimensions variable; video duration 1 hour  5 min. 41 sec.
Installation views: NARS Foundation Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY, June 2018 (photo credit: Cary Whittier)


ICTYTV, 2018
Full RT: 1 hour 5 min. 41 sec.


In Black and White, 2018
Artist-made paper from shredded classified military, intelligence and legal documents
A4 (297 x 210 mm / 11.7 x 8.25 in)
Photo credit: Cary Whittier


In Black and White, 2018
Artist-made paper from shredded classified military, intelligence and legal documents
A4 (297 x 210 mm / 11.7 x 8.25 in)
Installation views: Fluid Currency exhibition, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY, June 2018
Photo credit: Cary Whittier

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