by Kevin Hatch, Looking For Bruce Conner Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Looking For Bruce Conner books, In a career that spanned five decades, most of them spent in San Francisco, Bruce Conner (1933--2008) produced a unique body of work that refused to be contained by medium or style. Whether making found-footage films, hallucinatory ink-blot graphics, enigmatic collages, or assemblages from castoffs, Conner took up genres as quickly as he abandoned them. His movements within San Francisco's counter-cultural scenes were similarly free-wheeling; at home in beat poetry, punk music, and underground film circles, he never completely belonged to any of them. Bruce Conner belonged to Bruce Conner. Twice he announced his own death; during the last years of his life he produced a series of pseudonymous works after announcing his "retirement." In this first book-length study of Conner's enormously influential but insufficiently understood career, Kevin Hatch explores Conner's work as well as his position on the geographical, cultural, and critical margins. Hatch finds a set of abiding concerns that inform Conner's wide-ranging works and changing personas. A deep anxiety pervades the work, reflecting a struggle between private, unknowable, interior experience and a duplicitous world of received images and false appearances. The profane and the sacred, the comic and the tragic, the enigmatic and the universal: each of these antinomies is pushed to the breaking point in Conner's work. Generously illustrated with many color images of Conner's works, Looking for Bruce Conner proceeds in roughly chronological fashion, from Conner's notorious assemblages ( BLACK DAHLIA and RATBASTARD among them) through his experimental films (populated by images from what Conner called "the tremendous, fantastic movies going in my head from all the scenes I'd seen"), his little-known graphic work, and his collage and inkblot drawings.
by Bruce Conner, Bruce Conner Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Bruce Conner books, Few artists have contributed seminal works to as many genres as Bruce Conner (1933 – 2008), and his experimental films are regarded as forerunners of the MTV video clip today. Yet the avant-gardist has not only shown new ways of filmmaking, but repeatedly reinvented himself as an artist in his works in various media. His films aestheticise reality in a uniquely lyrical manner. Resembling Rorschach tests and depicting mandalas or stars, his drawings and paintings symbolize the metaphysical and transcendental. ANGELS was the name he chose for the photograms with his own body's projection. Whether he staged a political candidature, used his friend Dennis Hopper's name as his pseudonym, or had himself declared dead in Who Was Who of 1973, Bruce Conner, who first became known for his assemblage works, eschewed artistic, personal, or categorizations throughout his life. His many-faceted oeuvre combines a passion for music from Soul to Punk with an abstract formal beauty based on contrasts of light and dark and a critical view of art, society and the American way of life. This survey with its special focus on the 1970s examines the formal parallels between Conner's works as an artist and filmmaker, and looks at drawings, oil and acrylic paintings, lithographs, prints, photograms and photographs alongside three of Conner's best-known films: Breakaway (1966), Crossroads (1976), and Marilyn Times Five (1968 – 1973). Contains two interviews: Jean Conner with Gerald Matt, and Bruce Conner with Peter Boswell. The exhibition at the Kunsthalle Wien (October 2010 – January 2011) is the first major solo presentation of Connor's work in Europe.
by Rudolf Frieling, Bruce Conner Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Bruce Conner books, "This book is published by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on the occasion of the exhibition Bruce Conner: It's All True, co-curated by Stuart Comer, Rudolf Frieling, Gary Garrels, and Laura Hoptman, with Rachel Federman"--Colophon.
by Frederic Colier, Bruce Conner In The Estheticization Of Violence Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Bruce Conner In The Estheticization Of Violence books, Someday, Bruce Conner will be considered as a pioneer of the post-modern aesthetic trend, along with the likes of Lawrence Stern or Marcel Duchamp. Strange claim you may think since none of them really created during the post-modern era. This claim is made clear in this book, which covers the filmic work of Bruce Conner, the pioneer of found footage filmmaking, so well-known nowadays for having influenced a generation of main-road filmmakers and TV producers, something often referred to as the MTV generation. But beyond the social recuperation of art trends, Bruce Conner's revolutionary films seriously question the nature of representation and, to a larger extent, the narration of history and its usefulness in a media-saturated society. Analyzed through a post-modern lens, this book contains a mixture of film theory and literary criticism. It investigates the role of Irony in relation to our history of violence (a tone Conner excelled at depicting), and explores its limitations. What can irony really teach us in our commercially and technologically driven society? Is violence really the becoming and inevitable outcome of Man? Or is its repeated spectacle just another form of dogma: a historical chimera portending dubious philosophical notions, such as supporting the constant belief of historical and human progress? The book finally raises a larger question as to whether Conner's socio-political statements, through an oeuvre being widely imitated and falling into main artistic network, did not anticipate, participate and precipitate the fall of the post-modern aesthetic.
by Michelle Piranio, 2000 Bc Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download 2000 Bc books, Photographs by Bruce Conner. Edited by Joan Rothfuss. Contributions by Kathy Halbreich, Bruce Jenkins, Peter Boswell.