Coverbild Chris Larson
Chris Larson
Failure
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Texts by: Kris Douglas, Tamatha Sopinski Perlman, Marc Glöde, Wayne L. Roosa
Contributions: Sönke Magnus Müller
Edited by: Sönke Magnus Müller
English
August 2008 , 108 Pages
hardcover
1mm x 1mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2232-2
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The work produced by Chris Larson (*1966 in St. Paul, Minnesota) examines the relationship between humans and machines—sometimes expressed through a moment of impact, sometimes through great toil and effort. Many of his early sculptures are large wooden constructions composed of objects that have collided: in one example, a spaceship nearly flattens a wooden barn. These works are filled with metaphors of heroic and anti-heroic acts and of the collision of good and evil in human nature. In his films, characters perform mysterious tasks with elaborately constructed tools that become unending necessary labors, thereby threatening the boundaries between human and machine.This monograph features a new film, several sculptures being shown for the first time ever, drawings and photographs, as well as early two-dimensional works by Larson that contribute to the narrative of his films and sculptural installations.  Exhibition schedule: Rochester Art Center, Rochester, September 27, 2008-January 17, 2009   And further venuesBook presentation in the Galerie magnusmüller, Berlin, fall 2008
»Even ‘Failure’ is a handsome midcareer collection of insightful essays, interviews and riveting photos summing up a decade of high-profile achievement.«
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