Published by Kerber. Text by Rachel Baum, Slater Bradley, John Major Jenkins.
Moving between painting, photography and installation, the work of Los Angeles–born, Berlin-based artist Slater Bradley (born 1975) examines themes of science, faith and cosmology. At this center of his latest book are his most recent installation works, exhibited between 2016 and 2018, in which collective spiritual experience, sacred sites, personal history, cosmology, philosophy and mythology all merge into one vast edifice. With beautiful gilt stamping and page edges, and abundant full-color plates of superbly photographed works, Sundoor also features an essay by the Mayan calendar systems expert John Major Jenkins, and a link to original music created by Oscar-nominated composer Dustin O'Halloran for Bradley's Sundoor at World's End installation at the Church of Mary Magdalene in Venice, Italy, in 2017.
Published by Aspen Art Museum. Foreword by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson. Text by Chrissie Iles, Mark Rappolt. Interview with Slater Bradley, Ed Lachman.
Look Up and Stay in Touch presents the final works in artist Slater Bradley’s decade-long doppelganger project. Bradley (born 1975) has explored the way cultural icons are so imbued with myth that they become a mirror image (doppelgänger) of the self. Earlier works in the series include faked tribute videos in which Bradley’s doppelganger, Ben Brock, performs as late musicians Ian Curtis, Michael Jackson and Kurt Cobain. These final two works in the series focus on another of Bradley’s obsessions: the actor River Phoenix. The installations were produced in collaboration with Academy Award–nominated cinematographer and filmmaker Ed Lachman, director of photography for the film, Dark Blood, an unreleased 1993 film starring Phoenix that was in production at the time of the actor’s death. The video installations Shadow (2010) and Dead Ringer (2011) are based on the film, and the latter features an appearance by Bradley himself.