Publisher: The MIT Press (October 4, 2013)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 5.5 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
Rodney Graham's Phonokinetoscope (2001) is a five-minute 16mm movie loop during which the artist is visible using his Fischer unique bicycle via Berlin's Tiergarten whereas taking LSD, to the soundtrack of a fifteen-minute track (written and played via Graham) recorded on a vinyl LP. The turntable drives the projection of the movie; the movie begins whilst the needle is put on the checklist and prevents while the needle is taken off. Graham's trip conjures up the Swiss scientist Albert Hoffman's well-known 1943 bicycle experience domestic after an experimental dose of LSD in addition to Paul Newman's backward-facing trip in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance child; the accompanying track offers a thicket of riffs and borrowings. because the photographs and visible info repeat within the film's never-ending loop, the artist's Phonokinetoscope refers to a shocking variety of artworks and literature, showing an international wealthy with sophisticated meaning.In this illustrated learn of Phonokinetoscope, Shep Steiner describes the paintings as marking Graham's transition right into a new medium. Steiner positions Graham's perform relating to postminimalist perform and that of alternative artists together with Dan Graham, yet specially, Ian Wallace and Jeff Wall; considers Graham's rhetoric of playfulness; and eventually, past the internet of references, argues for a concept of allegory and reminiscence theater keyed to the durational paintings but pleasant the classy criteria of static paintings. Phonokinetoscope, Steiner argues, seems to be again to Graham's past works concentrating on the proposal of protocinema and ahead to his later musical preoccupations.