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Broken Screen is comprised of informal conversations between artist Doug Aitken and a roster of 25 carefully chosen artists, filmmakers, designers, and architects. Part guidebook and part manifesto, the book takes a fresh look at what it's like to create work in a world that has become increasingly fragmentary. Through casual and direct discussions Broken Screen offers a d ...more
Turtleback, 202 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Trilce
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Oz
Sep 25, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: contemporary civilization
Aitken is a great artist, and a helluva thinker. The premise is interviews with folks who push the limits of creating art in a non-linear mode, who reflect the fragmented world we live in. He interviews a laundry list of the greatest video artists and film makers from round the world and they don't even bullshit with the artspeak, they talk like old friends. the list is impressive, Altman, Anger, Bruce Conners, Pipolloti Rist, M Barney, on and on, but Altman is straight up great talking bout his ...more
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Artist Doug Aitken talks with a long list of artists from different fields to understand storytelling that's modular instead of linear. His own work - especially the multi-screen video installations - embodies this kind of storytelling, and he's a master of choreographing imagery across multiple sites. The conversations here are wide-ranging and compelling, and the book ends with an attempt to map the history of this kind of work.
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Recommends it for: Scott, Deric, Micaela
Doug Aitken interviews amazing artists, architects, and directors.
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Jul 29, 2007 rated it really liked it
Great presentation and depth. I always use this book for inspiration.
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fascinating conversations between fascinating people on art-making, the moving image, and much more...
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Aitken’s body of work ranges from photography, sculpture, and architectural interventions, to films, sound, single and multi-channel video works, and installations.[2][3] His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, in such institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.

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