Bystanders : A Conversation with David Levine

Simon, Kim. Bystanders : A Conversation with David Levine. Toronto, Ont.: Gallery TPW, 2015.

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Abstract (English)

"Within a trajectory of Gallery TPW programs looking at the relationship between liveness and images, Levine’s new exhibition Bystanders picks up threads from the American 70s, an era in which mainstream films, social politics, and conceptual art worried the twin beads of disappearance and infiltration. A parade of period actors either examined or enacted this problem, from Lynn Hershman Leeson to Adrian Piper to Vito Acconci, from John Carpenter to Ira Levin to the Weather Underground, from body-snatching narratives to robot substitutes to undercover surveillance by Hoover’s FBI. You blend in so you can watch; spectatorship is your performance. In excavating and modifying this particularly paranoid aesthetic style in the 21st century, Levine looks at how this vision of infiltration by an alien subjectivity is relevant today." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues ; Interviews
All Contributors: Simon, Kim (Interviewer); Levine, David (Interviewee); Simon, Kim (Author)
Dossier: 390 - TORONTO PHOTOGRAPHERS WORKSHOP - GALLERY TPW (Toronto, Ont.)
Collation: 1 online resource (1 PDF file)
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Gallery TPW
Artists: Levine, David
Art Organizations: Toronto Photographers Workshop - Gallery Tpw (Toronto, Ont.)
Event Title: David Levine : Bystanders
Type: Exhibition
Location: Gallery TPW (Toronto, Ontario)
Dates: 10 September - 10 October 2015
Keywords: INFILTRATION; PERFORMANCE; FILM
Copyright Statement: Gallery TPW
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Deposited by: Artexte Catalogueur
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2020 20:10
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2021 20:16
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/31818
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