Publisher: Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 108371
First edition, first printing. Flexibound. Illustrated paper-covered flexible boards, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs, video installations and edited by Doug Aitken. Texts (in English and German) by Jörg Heiser, Francesco Bonami, Henry Grunwald and Gijs van Tuyl. Essay (in English and German) by Ilka Becker. Includes an essay (in English and German) by Veit Görner, and checklist of the exhibition, in a booklet 12-page insert (same dimensions as the book) laid in. 125 pp., with 75 four-color and 7 black and white plates and illustrations, beautifully printed by Dr. Cantz'sche Druckerei, Ostfildern-Ruit. 8-1/4 x 10-3/8 inches. Published on the occasion of the 2001 exhibition Doug Aitken: Metalic Sleep, at the Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg.
Near Fine (light corner bumps, spine slightly cocked, else Fine).
From the publisher: "The installation "Electric Earth," debuted at the 1999 Venice Biennale, international recognition to the video and media artist Doug Aitkin. In the piece, a dancer roams a transitory realm of wasted landscapes. Aitken, whose protagonists are usually natural landscapes and cityscapes, here links the electrified structures of our urban world with the nervous system of the human body. The piece, with its pop-surrealist overtones, also reveals Aitken's roots as a director of music videos. This artist's book, laid out in a landscape format, presents fascinating views of natural and urban landscapes and structures from the video. Gijs van Tuyl, in his essay, writes, "You don't have to look through it passively from A to Z...it offers up a space in which the reader can move freely...in order to create a story in the here and now, in the flow of time."