BAYERSICHE STAATSOPER/PINAKOTHEK DER MODERNE
Drawling, Stretching and Fainting in Coils
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.