A slow and surreal video slideshow of nightmareish, grotesque and apparently static characters.
by donato sansone milkyeyes
sound Enrico Ascoli
Exhibited in June in Derby as part of the Format Festival 2013, this collection of portraits captures inspirational characters, people who shaped Derby’s cultural, economic and industrial landscape. Although brining to mind the 18th century collection of paintings from the Derby Museum and Art Gallery, the portraits carry something more contemporary and surreal as well. Read More
“Tate Modern premieres an important new body of work by the American artist Taryn Simon. A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters was produced over a four-year period (2008-11), during which Simon travelled around the world researching and recording bloodlines and their related stories. In each of the eighteen ‘chapters’ that make up the work, the external forces of territory, power, circumstance or religion collide with the internal forces of psychological and physical inheritance. Read More