Tacita Dean – Seven Books
Selected Writings | 12.10.02-21.12.02 | W. G. Sebald | The Russian Ending | Boots | Complete Works | Essays
Book One: Selected Writings offers an illustrated and complete collection of the texts Tacita Dean has written concerning films and other projects she has made between 1992 and the present.
Book Two: 12.10.02 - 21.12.02 reprints the artist's book Dean made for her show at the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen in October 2002.
Book Three: W. G. Sebald gives homage to the German writer who was killed in a car accident in 2001. It takes its starting point from a reference in his book The Rings of Saturn and then weaves a meandering narrative between history and autobiography, England and Germany, and ends up, strangely enough, in Texas.
Book Four: The Russian Ending shows a set of 20 photogravures made by the artist in 2001. From found postcards the artist made fictional sad endings for films, borrowing from the early days of the Danish Film Industry when it was necessary to make two endings: a happy one for the Americans and a sad one for the Russians.
Book Five: Boots is a soliloquy presented in three languages: English, French and German. Each version is a different fictional take on the movement and musings of the character, Boots, in a villa in Portugal. Though it looks like a film script, the book is in fact a transcription of the action in a film with the same name.
Book Six: Complete Works and Filmography is exactly what it says it is.
Book Seven: Essays includes texts by Julia Garimorth, Rita Kersting, Jean-Luc Nancy and Michael Newman with a foreword by Laurence Bossa.
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