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This book offers a mid-career retrospective of the work of Diana Thater, one of the most important and innovative artists working today. For more than two decades, Diana Thater has been creating groundbreaking installations that build upon the basic visual language of film and video by integrating architecture, applied color, and artificial and natural light. Depicting a range of natural phenomena, her work is largely organized around anexploration of the subjectivity of animals. This lavishly illustratedoverview shows how Thater has radically re-envisionedboth the ways in which film and video are deployed in siterelatedinstallations and the relationship between subject andobject. Luminous images of eighteen projects such as China,Abyss of Light, knots + surfaces, and gorillagorillagorilla areaccompanied by quotes and fictional writings that have longserved as Thater's touchstones. Also included are an interviewwith the artist and essays on a wide range of topics that Thateraddresses in her work--from the history and politics of theChernobyl disaster to beauty and Baroque architecture. Thispublication also gives readers exclusive access to a movingimage supplement, featuring a film conceived and created byThater in collaboration with production designer Patti Podesta,as well as an illustrated checklist with short video clips.
Number of Pages: 223
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Street Date: November 25, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-8669
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