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Broken Screen: Expanding The Image, Breaking The Narrative

By Noel Daniel (Editor)
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Broken Screen is comprised of informal conversations between artist Doug Aitken and a roster of 26 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 detailed navigation through the ideas behind the important yet under-documented visual language of nonlinear narratives, split screens, and fragmentary visual planes that define the most progressive moving images today. Presented in 26 illustrated chapters, the focus here lies on the shattering of the linear narrative in the visual arts through the use of image-based work to articulate the speed and fragmentation of modern life. Perhaps best of all, Broken Screen is a unique opportunity for readers to learn the thoughts and personal beliefs of these artists in their own words and imagery, unencumbered by critical or commercial filters, and communicated in the manner of a conversation between friends. It also seeks to produce a cultural manifesto for new communication, expression, and understanding in both the present and future--much as Marshall McLuhanis Medium is the Massage did. With its accessible conversational style, forward-thinking graphic design, and over 300 high-contrast images, Broken Screen extends across many disciplines including art, film, design, and architecture, and is sure to become an important document of our time.

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Pages   202
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 7.5" Height: 9.75"
Weight:   2.4 lbs.
Release Date   Nov 15, 2005
Publisher   D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.
ISBN  1933045264  
ISBN13  9781933045269  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Doug Aitken (b. 1968) has created a body of work that explores the evolving ways people experience memory and narrative and relate to fast-paced urban environments. During the past decade, the artist has created innovative contemporary video art by fracturing the narrative structures of his films across multi-screen environments. His work has been exhibited in museums around the world, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York (which commissioned a large-scale outdoor video installation--the first of its kind at the venerable institution), and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. In 1999 he was awarded the International Prize at the Venice Biennale, and in 2000 he won the Aldrich Award.

Doug Aitken was born in 1968.

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Expanding the conversation  Aug 14, 2006
As a film editor, this book is particularly amazing to me. I see it as the textbook I couldn't find in school. It really should be in the curriculum for anyone interested in film, art and music...pretty much everyone. Each interview comes across as what I imagine it really was: a casual conversation between artists...artists relevant to most everything we see today. An eclectic collection of people with insight you might not get anywhere else.

Read it and lets expand the conversation.

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