Petra Cortright’s Bridal Shower was produced during a Frieze Film commission production residency. The work moves beyond Cortright’s past Internet-based experiments to test new production values associated with broadcasting. Cortright used the time, space, and technical support that the residency afforded to produce multiple videos that played with online language, particularly focusing on the representation of the physical body within the computer screen.
Petra Cortright lives and works in Los Angeles, and is a member of the Nasty Nets Internet Surfing Club, Loshadka Internet Surfing Club, and Computers Club. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions, including at the New Museum, New York; Rhizome, New York; the 12ième Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon; San Jose Biennial; and the Internet Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. She has also had solo exhibitions at Club Midnight, Berlin, and Preteen Gallery, Mexico City.