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Paul Pfeiffer

Posted on August 25 2016

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Paul Pfeiffer │Edited by Ingvild Goetz , Edited by Stephan Urbaschek , Text by Cornelia Gockel , Text by Paul Pfeiffer , Text by Hal Foster , Appendix by Leo Lencses


The acclaimed video and sound installations, sculptures and photographs of Hawaiian-born American artist Paul Pfeiffer (born 1966) deal with the idea of an "afterglow" of mass-media images that are rooted in the collective memory of a globalized media society, and that can be deconstructed with the aid of some heavy editing. Pfeiffer digitally manipulates found media footage, relentlessly cutting, retouching, duplicating and layering the material with the aim of freeing the viewer to experience its ideologically loaded cultural constructedness. In the 1999 video "Fragment of a Crucifixion (After Francis Bacon)," for example, basketball star Larry Johnson's whoop of victory is looped into a weirdly unnatural expression of terror (or death, as the title suggests). This volume surveys Pfeiffer's works of the past 15 years, with abundant color reproductions.


Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 176 x 246 x 22mm | 762.03g
  • Hatje Cantz
  • Ostfildern, Germany
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 191 colour illustrations
  • 3775731520
  • 9783775731522
  • 2,313,854


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