Event features UK premiere of Tyler Hubby's docu-film Completely In The Present
This Friday the Tate Modern will host an evening dedicated to the late American artist, musician and film maker Tony Conrad (1940–2016). The evening will begin with the debut UK screening of Tyler Hubby's feature length documentary Completely In The Present, a film that Matt Krefting described in The Wire 390 as "an unpretentious portrait of a singular artist" whose work was "monumental in its impact". The evening continues with Conrad's widow Paige Sarlin playing alongside David Grubbs and Jenny Walshe as Tony Conrad's Amplified Drone Strings, and director Tyler Hubby will be in conversation with senior curator of film Andrea Lissoni.
Conrad died in April this year. Back in 2008 he conceived a performance for the Tate's Turbine Hall entitled Unprojectable: Projection And Perspective. Completely In The Present will be embarking on an international tour throughout the rest of 2016 and into 2017. For more on Conrad, you can read tributes from Alan Licht and Mario Diaz de Lion via The Wire website.