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Everything aesthetic about his videos — from the baroque screenplays that polish flippant teen slang into cascading soliloquies to the dueling fascinations with profound loneliness and extremely affected behavior to the swarming, jumbled, yet precisely composed shots that pack each frame with visual stimuli — displays a near obliviousness to what’s going on in his field, whether it be the clichés of current video art or the signature styles of past experimental films.

Dennis Cooper, “First Take, Dennis Cooper on Ryan Trecartin,” Artforum, December 2006.

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