Slater Bradley & Ed Lachman: Look Up and Stay in Touch


Look Up and Stay in Touch presents the final works in artist Slater
Bradley’s decade-long doppelganger project. Bradley (born 1975) has
explored the way cultural icons are so imbued with myth that they become
a mirror image (doppelg nger) of the self. Earlier works in the series
include faked tribute videos in which Bradley’s doppelganger, Ben Brock,
performs as late musicians Ian Curtis, Michael Jackson and Kurt Cobain.
These final two works in the series focus on another of Bradley’s
obsessions: the actor River Phoenix. The installations were produced in
collaboration with Academy Award-nominated cinematographer and filmmaker
Ed Lachman, director of photography for the film, Dark Blood, an
unreleased 1993 film starring Phoenix that was in production at the time
of the actor’s death. The video installations Shadow (2010) and Dead
Ringer (2011) are based on the film, and the latter features an
appearance by Bradley himself.




Publisher

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Aspen Art Museum,US (29 Feb. 2012)

Language

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English

Hardcover

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120 pages

ISBN-10

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0934324530

ISBN-13

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978-0934324533

Dimensions

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18.29 x 1.52 x 22.61 cm

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