Trecartin’s first feature-length video, I-Be Area extends the artist’s singular process and style into new territory. Fast-paced and dense with drama, I-Be Area relates the intertwined stories of an exuberant ensemble, played by Trecartin and dozens of others, as they cope with themes such as cloning, adoption, self-mediation, lifestyle options, and virtual identities. Dialogue and action often seem to be spinning out of control as the inhabitants of this emerging space communicate through helium-pitched, sing-song conversations and slapstick ritual. The film centers around Jaime’s Area played by artist Lizzie Fitch, a space which functions, in the artist’s words, as a kind of “bedroom/classroom/drama department/blog space/Internet-community site where the characters malfunction in the face of everything being everything and come to act on their own creative potential.”