Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited with text by Susanne Touw. Text by Alexander Birchler, Maeve Connolly, Cornelia Gockel, Ingvild Goetz, Christina Végh, Gregory Volk.
Originally conceived by the Austin-based Swiss American artist duo Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler (born 1965 and 1962 respectively) for the Swiss Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennial, Flora reconstructs the life story of the American artist Flora Mayo, who in the 1920s had a romantic relationship with the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti. While Giacometti is now one of the most famous artists of the 20th century, Mayo has vanished from history, her work destroyed and her life forgotten. In Flora, Hubbard / Birchler reanimate Mayo’s gripping biography from a feminist perspective, linking reconstruction and documentation to form a multi-layered type of narrative. The catalog, produced for an exhibition at the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste , records the artists‘ research and documents the installation.
Published by RADIUS BOOKS. Interview with Teresa Hubbard, Alexander Birchler.
In the Swiss Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, the Swiss American artist duo Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler (born 1965 and 1962 respectively) presented Flora and Bust, exploring the life of the unknown American artist Flora Mayo, with whom Alberto Giacometti had a love affair in Paris in the 1920s. While Giacometti is one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century, Mayo’s oeuvre has been destroyed, her biography relegated to a footnote in Giacometti scholarship. In this acclaimed work, which had its American premiere at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in 2019, Hubbard / Birchler reframe Mayo’s history through a feminist perspective that interweaves reconstruction, reenactment and documentary into a hybrid form of storytelling. Flora, a double-sided film installation, is conceived as a conversation between Mayo and her son, David, whom the artists discovered living near Los Angeles. The work generates a multifaceted dialogue between a mother and son, Mayo and Giacometti, Paris and Los Angeles, and past and present. This richly illustrated book depicts the journey of Hubbard / Birchler’s process and is accompanied by a transcript of the film installation, a visual chronology of Flora Mayo’s life, and conversations with the artists.
Published by Ballroom Marfa. Edited by Andrea Codrington Lippke. Text by Fairfax Dorn, Anne Ellegood, Inka Graeve Ingelmann, Jeffrey Kastner, Seán Kissane, Claudia Schmuckli.
Sound Speed Marker focuses on Hubbard / Birchler's recent trilogy of video installations--Grand Paris Texas (2009), Movie Mountain (Méliès) (2011) and Giant (2014)--which explore the physical conditions and social character of the cinematic experience, with particular respect to film's relationship to place and the kinds of traces movies leave behind. Published on the occasion of the touring exhibition Sound Speed Marker presented at Ballroom Marfa, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, and the Blaffer Museum of Art at the University of Houston, this richly illustrated volume includes all three components of Hubbard / Birchler's newest trilogy, as well as related photography and sculpture. Four essays and an interview with the artists contribute new scholarship in examining the genesis of the works.
PUBLISHER Ballroom Marfa
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 11.5 x 9.25 in. / 262 pgs / 173 color / 3 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/23/2015 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2015 p. 136
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Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Pam Hatley. Text by Sara Arrhenius, Andrea Karnes.
Slow pan shots, endless loops, a somnambulistic slipstream of images and puzzling plot lines--Teresa Hubbard, born in 1965 in Dublin, and Alexander Birchler, born in 1962 in Baden, Switzerland, credit Eadweard Muybridge's early motion pictures and the silent films of Thomas Edison and the Lumière Brothers as important influences on the deliberately slow cinematography of their fascinating and elaborately produced videos. No Room to Answer examines the artist couple's interest in the early history of photography and film, demonstrating how their picturesque, brilliantly colored images craft stories without a beginning or an end in vague, repetitious loops in which calm and movement, reality and dream, are precisely balanced. Starting with Hubbard and Birchler's early staged photographs, this monograph presents all of the artists' key works from 1991 to the present and includes three essays as well as a comprehensive interview with the artists.
Published by Christoph Merian Verlag. Artwork by Alexander Birchler, Teresa Hubbard. Edited by Philipp Kaiser. Text by Dominic Molon, Maja Naef.
A house with a swimming pool and three protagonists: an older woman, a teenager and a gardener. The women never meet; the gardener sees everything. The narrative seems to be about the relationship between a mother and daughter--and its rhythm corresponds to the playing of a piano, to a swimmer gliding through the pool and to water splashing in the shower. However, there is more to House with Pool than the fictional tale told by the film; it is also the history of a modernist home in 1950s Texas, where the artists--Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler--lived and worked for a few months, taking their cues from their immediate environment. This publication is devoted to the film, represented here through color stills, photographs, sketches, and plans that visualize its aesthetically seductive, affirmative, yet ambiguous story.
PUBLISHER Christoph Merian Verlag
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 11.75 x 9.5 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/15/2005 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2005 p. 121
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783856162139TRADE List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00