Published by Walther König. Edited by Peter Pakesch. Text by Adam Budak.
Diana Thater's recent "gorillagorillagorilla," detailed here, continues the artist's merging of fictive cinematic space and the physical exhibition space in order to disrupt the viewer's position and perception of identity.
Published by Bayersiche Staatsoper/Pinakothek der Moderne. Edited by Diana Thater. Text by Kent Nagano, Bernhart Schwenk.
This volume documents the visual arts exhibition, curated by renowned Los Angeles video and installation artist Diana Thater, that accompanied the 2007 Munich Opera Festival. Loosely based on the festival's premier opera, Alice in Wonderland, the citywide exhibition featured new works by Leo Estevez, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, T. Kelly Mason, Katy Schimert, Jill Spector, Dawson Weber and Thater. These works were installed at various points throughout the city so that the exhibition embodied Alice's wandering narrative. In this smart and charming exhibition catalogue, each artist discusses his or her own works, ideas and methods of production. Kent Nagano, Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera House, and Bernhart Schwenk, curator of Munich's Museum of Modern Art, introduce the project and the artists. Thater concludes with a brief statement about the exhibition. Artist Dawson Weber designed the book as part of his contribution to the exhibition.
PUBLISHER Bayersiche Staatsoper/Pinakothek der Moderne
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.5 x 9 in. / 96 pgs / 100 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/1/2008 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2008 p. 152
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781605851914TRADE List Price: $25.00 CDN $30.00
Published by Dia Art Foundation. Edited by Karen Kelly. Essays by Lynne Cooke and Akira Lippit. Foreword by Michael Govan.
This book documents a year-long exhibition entitled Knots + Surfaces, at Dia Center for the Arts from January 2001 through January 2002, in which Diana Thater presented a large-scale, multiprojection video installation specifically designed to interact with the open architectural space of Dia's third-floor gallery. A charged environment, combining layered projections with a wall of clustered monitors, becomes a metaphorical charting of multidimensional space. Referring to a recent mathematical hypothesis that correlates a complex, six-dimesional spatial model to a map of a honey bee's dance, Thater expands her abiding concern with the intersection of nature and culture. Along with an introduction to both her work and the exhibition by Lynne Cooke, the book will include an essay on Thater's work by Akira Lippit.