Plague Years: A Life in Underground Movies, by Mike Hoolboom

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Description

Edited by Steve Reinke

Softcover, 5.75 x 8.5 in.

209 pp. / 175 pp bw.

Published by YYZBOOKS

Toronto, 1998.

Mike Hoolboom is a Canadian artist working in film and video. He is the author of three non-fiction books and one novel, The Steve Machine (2008). He has co-edited three books on media artists, as well as editing magazines, catalogues, and the Fringe Online website.

Steve Reinke is an artist and writer known for his single channel videos, which have been exhibited internationally. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Guelph and York University, as well as a Masters of Fine Art from NSCAD University. His video works have proved to be veryinfluential, specifically The Hundred Videos (1989-1996) project.

Part autobiography and part exploration of the human body, Plague Years combines Hoolboom’s musings on life with textual and visual excerpts from his film, video and performances to create an emotionally-charged dialogue between life and work in the shadow of AIDS.

Plague Years is…a reminder of that wonderfully uncomplicated pleasure of remembering what it felt like to discover movies for the first time.— Peter Goddard, The Toronto Star

 

Contents

Introduction

John Wayne

At the Movies

Taking Pictures

Beginnings

Baseball, Ma Brothers, and the Beginnings of Documentary

Jerry Lewis

Garbo

Big Show

White Museum

In the Cinema

Meeting Madonna

1988

Birth

Scaling

Bomen

Was

Eat

Boy Meets Girl

Modern Times

Mexico

Strangers

Frank’s Cock

Sorrow

Letters From Home

Festival

Stormy Weather

Shooting Blanks

Kanada

House of Pain

Eight Thoughts on Short Films

Positive

Passing On

Philip Glass

Eternity

Filmography

 

ISBN: 0-920397-21-2 / 978-0-920397-21-3

Additional information

Weight 0.44 kg
Dimensions 21 x 15 x 2 cm

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