if you are a bibliophile like me then you need this.
click the image for a free 51 pg preview of the text and plates.
i just got it in the mail a few weeks ago. finally flipped my way through the whole thing. the faux snake skin is so dope, it even has texture like scales…cray cray. this exhibition is going to change shit.
The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor features the work of 6 artists — Rosa Barba, Matthew Buckingham, Tacita Dean, Rodney Graham, Lisa Oppenheim, and Simon Starling — “who capitalize on film’s particular visual, material, aural, and even metaphoric characteristics. Film’s associations with light, motion, perception, time are among the themes evident in the MASS MoCA exhibition, as is the history of film and its close relationship to the technological advances of the last century and a half.
Tacita Dean, The Green Ray, 2001 (detail)
Lisa Oppenheim; Smoke, 2013; Two channel digital video animation, looped
Rodney Graham Torqued Chandelier Release, 2005; 35mm color film, purpose-built projector at 48 fps, 5 minutes, looped
Simon Starling; Black Drop, 2012 35mm black and white film transferred to HD, sound, 27 minutes 42 seconds, looped