Ellen Gallagher & Esgar Cleijne: Liquid Intelligence
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This book documents a collaborative exhibition between American multimedia artist Ellen Gallagher and Dutch filmmaker Edgar Cleijne, who together created two film installations: Osedax, based on “whale fall” – the scientific term for dead whales that have fallen to the ocean floor and are consumed by scavengers – and the more recent Highway Gothic, a meditation on the ecological and cultural implications of the Interstate 10 highway.Both evoke hypnotic, enchanting worlds populated with micro-organisms and submarine life forms and the mythical stories of the African diaspora. In addition to the installations, the exhibition presents paintings, drawings and collages that trace the development of Gallagher's work over the last 20 years in series such as The Black Paintings, Negroes battling in a cave, Watery Ecstatic, Morphia, An Ecstatic Draught of Fishes and DeLuxe.
ISBN 9783960986348. Walther König, Köln.