Dan Graham : Rock My Religion
  • critical theory
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 21 x 15 cm.
  • 105 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 9781846380860

Dan Graham : Rock My Religion

Eshun Kodwo, Dan Graham

Dan Graham : Rock My Religion

description

"Dan Graham's 'Rock My Religion' (1983 - 84) is a video essay populated by punk and rock performers (Patti Smith, Jim Morrison, Black Flag and Glenn Branca) and historical figures (including Ann Lee, founder of the Shakers). This coming together of several narrative voice-overs, of singing and shouting, of jarring sounds and text overlaid onto shaky, gritty images, proposes a revision of art history through the lens of rock music and an ambitious thesis on the orgins of America. In this illustrated book, Kodwu Eshun examines this landmark work of contemporary moving image in relation to the broader culture of the time, especially the history of the working class, the commodification of popular music and the construction of individual and communal identities." -- publisher's statement.

London, United Kingdom : Afterall Books, 2012
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