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KRISTAN HORTON: DR. STRANGELOVE DR. STRANGELOVE. Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, 2007. 208 pp., profusely illustrated. 18 x 32 cm. ISBN 9780921972488 In English.
This volume reproduces the Toronto artist's series of black-and-white photographs that examine and restage scenes from Stanley Kubrick's 1964 film, "Dr. Stranglove." Each of Horton's works consists of a still from the film paired with mimicry of that scene. Produced in miniature in his studio, the artist uses everyday objects, such as cans, cell phones, screwdrivers, plastic bags, bottles, etc. Horton states that "the mundane objects I use in the "Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove" project are positioned, rotated, lit, and framed until they begin to register as objects in the film. This pulls the objects away from real life at the same time as it pulls the film away from the screen. The mundane identities of the objects I use for "Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove" are left intact. I wanted what they represent to be present in the work. They retain their status as Coke cans, coffee grounds, and forks. The B52 bomber is itself a prop, a model of an actual B52 bomber. In most cases, the "Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove" project compositions are themselves an imitation of an imitation." (May 17, 2007 interview in "The Morning News" with Nicole Pasulka). Volume is in very good condition.
Artist(s):Horton, Kristan
Indexing: Western — Canada — Post-2000 — Photography — Conceptual Art
Plans: 99,44
Worldwide Number: 403350
Hardcover $60.00    

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