Stan Douglas PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Stan Douglas free pdf Canadian artist Stan Douglas combines traditional cinematic techniques with new technologies to produce remarkable video installations. These visually complex works often look critically at the history of television, video and film, and can result in dramatic contemporary portraits as well as serene landscape imagery. From his early brief dramas for television, depicting uncanny, David Lynch-like suburban encounters, to his spectacular large-screen recent installation, "Der Sandmann", exploring childhood trauma and repressed memory, Douglas's work is layered with the artist's observations on social and racial alienation and psychic states. Featured in two documents and nominated for the Hugo Boss/ Guggenheim prize in 1997, Douglas has recently emerged as an international figure. Canadian curator and critic Scott Watson surveys the artist's work in relation to late-20th-century aesthetics, politics and psychoanalysis. Video installation artist Diana Thater discusses the artist's working process and themes in the interviews and Carol J. Clover, film theorist and mythology scholar, analyzes the installation of "Der Sandmann". The artist has chosen an essay by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, entitled "Humour, irony and the law", echoing Douglas' interest in images of power and powerlessness. Detailed project notes for his works and scripts and an essay on Samuel Beckett's teleplays are included in the artist's writings. The book is part of a series of studies of important artists of the late-20th century. Each title offers a comprehensive survey of the artist's work, providing analyses and multiple perspectives on contemporary art and its inspiration.

About Scott Watson

Scott Watson is Director of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He has written extensively on contemporary art for journals in Canada and Europe. In 1992, he curated and edited Stan Douglas' first major solo exhibition and catalogue, Monodramas and Loops. Diana Thater is an American artist who works in video installation. Her work has been the subject of major solo shows at the Walker Art Center, Kunsthalle Basel, and The Museum of Modern Art. She has also exhibited in the Whitney Biennial (1995 and 1997) and Skulptur Projecte in Munster (1997). Carol J. Clover is Professor of Rhetoric (Department of Film) and Scandinavian (Department of Medieval Studies) at the University of California, Berkeley. Her published studies on film include Men, Women and Chain Saws (1992).

Details Book

Author : Scott Watson
Publisher : Phaidon Press Ltd
Data Published : 20 October 1998
ISBN : 0714837962
EAN : 9780714837963
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Stan Douglas

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • Stan Douglas free pdfStan Douglas

    Essays based on a monumental-sized photograph by preeminent visual artist Stan Douglas..

  • Douglas Gordon free pdfDouglas Gordon

    During his career Douglas Gordon has received major international prizes including the Turner Prize in 1996. a prize at the Venice Biennale in 1997. and the Hugo Boss Prize in 1998. He is considered one of the greatest contemporary video artists..

  • Geoffrey Farmer free pdfGeoffrey Farmer

    Over the past decade. Canadian artist Geoffrey Farmer has developed a performative. narrative approach to installation--combining video. drawing and improvisatory sculpture. The works evolve over the course of an exhibition or transform drastically from one site to another..

  • Artist's Date Book free pdfArtist's Date Book

    In The Artist's Way. Julia Cameron addressed a complex subject in a way that has allowed millions of aspiring and working artists to tap into their own creativity. With her companion book The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal..

  • The Garth Brooks -- The Ultimate Hits free pdfThe Garth Brooks -- The Ultimate Hits

    Collect 34 classic songs from legendary country music artist Garth Brooks. Best-selling solo artist of the 20th century. American Music Award Artist of the Decade for the 1990s. and all-around inspiration..

  • Stan Douglas free pdfStan Douglas

    Kobo Download Books. Canadian artist Stan Douglas combines traditional cinematic techniques with new technologies to produce remarkable video installations. These visually complex works often look cri