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Stan Douglas - the Secret Agent

Posted on November 18 2016



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Stan Douglas - the Secret Agent │By (author)  Eric de Bruyn

 

"Stan Douglas: The Secret Agent" surveys three recent works by Stan Douglas (born 1960), all dealing with the politics and culture of the turbulent 1970s. The video installation "The Secret Agent, " which lends this monograph its title, transposes Joseph Conrad's 1907 novel to Lisbon during the upheaval following the Carnation Revolution of 1974. "Disco Angola" compares two roughly simultaneous moments-the hedonistic glamour of New York nightlife in the '70s and the Angolan Civil War-in a series of eight staged historical photographs set in New York and Angola. The third work, "Luanda-Kinshasa," is a six-hour jazz film set in 1974, constructed around 11 songs recorded at the legendary 30th Street Studio where the likes of Miles Davis and Glenn Gould worked. "Stan Douglas: The Secret Agent" includes original scripts, film stills, production shots and extensive archival material to illustrate these crucial works from Douglas' oeuvre.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 220 x 270 x 20mm | 1,021g
  • Ludion
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9491819380
  • 9789491819384
  • 1,823,018

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