"It' s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards"

On the Work of Johan Grimonprez

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"It' s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards"
On the Work of Johan Grimonprez

Text(s) by Catherine Bernard, Herman Asselberghs, Jorge Luis Borges, Chris Darke, Jodi Dean, Thomas Elsaesser, Johan Grimonprez, Asad Ismi, Alvin Lu, Tom McCarthy, Florence Montagnon, Dany Nobus, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Vrääth Öhner, Mark Peranson, Alexander Provan, John Rumbiak, Simon Taylor, Eben Wood, Slavoj Zizek, ed. Johan Grimonprez, Benoit Detalle, graphic design by Inge Ketelers


2011. 352 pp., 51 ills.


14.80 x 21.50 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-3130-0

Scripts, dialogues, and critiques of Grimonprez’s films

This reader brings together the most insightful dialogues and critiques on the work of Johan Grimonprez (*1962 in Belgium) and assembles fragments of his film scripts for the very first time. Kobarweng or Where is Your Helicopter? strikes at the heart of what constitutes a bastard child of colonialism: the legacy of anthropological discourse. dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y unwraps the hidden dimensions of our mediatized culture in terms of the news spectacle and its cultivation of fear, oblivion, and catastrophe. Double Take uses the image of Alfred Hitchcock to navigate through disconcerting double images resulting from cinema and television, capitalism and communism, commercials and warfare. Maybe the Sky Is Really Green, and We’re Just Colorblind serves as sketchbook for Johan Grimonprez which he uses to expand on existing themes and explore new ones.

Exhibition schedule: Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, January 15–April 2, 2011 | S.M.A.K., Ghent, October 15, 2011–January 8, 2012

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