SNOW Michael
(Toronto 1929)
Cover to Cover
Luogo: Halifax - New York
Editore: Nova Scotia College of Art & Design Press - University of New York Press
Stampatore: N. D.
Anno: 1975
Legatura: brossura
Dimensioni: 22,6x17,9 cm
Pagine: pp. [2]-[314]
Descrizione: libro d’artista interamente illustrato con immagini fotografiche e foto-collages a piena pagina in bianco e nero, il titolo e i dati tipografici sono stampati su un foglio di carta velina (14,3x15 cm) che funge da frontespizio, incollato tra la seconda e la terza pagina. Fotografie di Keith Lock e Vince Sharp. Tiratura non specificata. Prima edizione
Bibliografia: Parr - Badger 2006: pag. 156
Prezzo: € 900ORDINA / ORDER
“The distinguished Canadian artist, film-maker and jazz musician Michael Snow is best known as the author of Wavelength and, like the notorious and influential movie, «Cover to Cover» is about process. It is about the process of making and reading book, and of making and reading photographic images. Firstly, the title refers how we read a book. But this one cannot be read from cover to cover, for it consists of two sequences, one upside down, that work their way towards the middle from the back/front. An off-kilter image of a door handle is repeated at the point of changeover. As for the sequences, while they are not as uneventful as the famous 45-minute slow zoom in Waveleght not a lot happens in them. Like the rest of Snow’s art, less is more - or maybe more is less. The narrative shows Snow and friends taking photographs of very ordinary things - a door, a car, a suburban street - even what looks like a maquette of the book itself makes an appearance. So do portraits of the photographers and Snow himself. Sometimes photographs of photographic prints are included, held in the hand to make the point. In short, «Cover to Cover» is a veritable Russian doll of representational strategies, a complex, multi-layered work about photographic making and meaning.” (Parr - Badger)