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Kobland, Ken

Overview
Works: 44 works in 68 publications in 1 language and 1,022 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Drama  Exhibition catalogs  Music  History  Self-portraits  Portraits  Documentary television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Director, Photographer, fmk
Classifications: N6512, 709.7309051
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  Ken Kobland Publications about Ken Kobland
Publications by  Ken Kobland Publications by Ken Kobland
Most widely held works about Ken Kobland
 
Most widely held works by Ken Kobland
Louise Bourgeois the spider, the mistress and the tangerine ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive and dramatic documentary on the life and work of sculptor Louise Bourgeois
Chuck Close a portrait in progress ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With editing completed by filmmaker Ken Kobland after the death of director/producer Marion Cajori, this movie describes the life and work of an artist who has reinvented portraiture. Close photographs his subjects, blows up the image to gigantic proportions, divides it into a detailed grid and then uses a complex set of colors and patterning to reconstruct each face. The artist describes his methodology and many of his artistic influences. Friends and colleagues including Brice Marden, Robert Storr, Dorothea Rockburne, Philip Glass, Arne Glimcher, Kiki Smith, Elizabeth Murray, Alex Katz, Kirk Varnedoe and others offer their perspective on Close's talents
House/lights ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Wooster Group's 1999 OBIE-winning collision of Gertrude Stein's Doctor Faustus lights the lights with Joseph Mawra's B-movie classic, Olga's house of shame. These discs are newly remastered, and our improved interface allows you to flip easily between three synchronous views of the complete performance - multi-angle edited footage, a wide shot, and the live and prerecorded video mix from the onstage monitors"--Container
Brace up! ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Wooster Group began with a small group of people in 1975, and is a constantly evolving, full-time, ongoing ensemble, and member in good standing of New York City's art avant-garde. Brace Up! is Chekhov's Three sisters on-stage, as re-imagined through the prism of the Group's developing aesthetic. An assemblage made from three performances in April, 2003. In this filmed performance, the setting incorporates close-up recordings of the performers with continuous wide-angle footage, while simultaneously those same performers are in the background
Leonard Bernstein's New York by Leonard Bernstein ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Home use only
Off the menu the last days of Chasen's ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chasen's was a beloved Hollywood restaurant that was opened for business for over 50 years. Features a treasure trove of interviews and appearances by some of Hollywood's greatest legends and brightest stars. This enticing film celebrates the restaurant's glory days and the bittersweet moments that lead up to the climatic final dinner served. Chasen's pampered the biggest names of Hollywood's Golden Screen Age - Alfred Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart; Ronald Regan proposed to Nancy there. Offers a delicious insight into the last vestige of a glamorous past
To you, the birdie! (Phèdre) ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Wooster Group's OBIE-winning production of Paul Schmidt's version of Racine's Phèdre, re-set in a mobile modernist landscape of sliding plexiglass panels, omnipresent monitors, and hidden cameras. The disc presents the recording with magnified overlays of the action, designed by Ken Kobland
Rumstick Road ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Wooster Group's 1977 production Rumstick Road has been recognized by critics and scholars as a landmark work that helped usher in a new era of experimental performance. Composed by Spalding Gray and Elizabeth LeCompte in response to the suicide of Gray's mother, Rumstick Road combines Gray's personal recorded conversations, family letters, the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, 35mm slides, music, and dance. The video reconstruction presented in this DVD keeps faith with the theater piece by registering, in a new composite, the vivid texture of time and memory that shaped the original production. LeCompte and filmmaker Ken Kobland have worked with Wooster Group archivist Clay Hapaz to layer, juxtapose, and blend together numerous archival fragments -- including U-Matic video, Super 8 film, reel-to-reel audio tapes, photographs, and slides -- in order to reconstruct that lost performance."--Wooster Group website
Flaubert dreams of travel but the illness of his mother prevents it by Wooster Group ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this short surrealistic fantasy a group of unrelated men and women in different states of dress and undress engage in various bizarre activities within a mysterious bedroom. Their actions are set against a background of random music and noises
Art:21 art in the twenty-first century : season three by Susan Sollins ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This unique series takes viewers into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration ..."--Container
Art 21 art in the twenty-first century ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sculptors, performance, and video artists, demonstrate the breadth of artistic practice across the United States and reveak the depth of intergenerational and multicultural talent"--Container
Anton Vidokle New York conversations ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New York Conversations is a text film. Shot in a Chinatown storefront converted into an improvised kitchen/restaurant, the film documents three days of public conversations between artists, critics, curators, and a free floating public. The talks, lunches, and dinners were organized by Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nico Dockx, and Anton Vidokle in response to an invitation by Brussels-based art journal A Prior to be the subject of their new issue. Instead of commissioning essays or producing artwork to be printed in the journal, the artists decided to rethink the structure by which an art publication is produced and to attempt to do this discursively in a public setting
Berlin tourist journal : (die da drüben und das da unter alles = those over there and that beneath all) by Ken Kobland ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1988 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A montage of German images examining reality
The tooth of crime a film ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film documents and to some degree rearranges the scenes of TPG's production. In 'The Tooth of Crime' Shepard draws on popular/mythic figures and motifs of the American imaginary such as the cowboy, the rock star, the girl friend, the disc-jockey, and the drifter-outsider. The language of the play is rhythmic with a richness of alliteration and syncopation that The Performance Group actors further embroidered through their verbophysical techniques to produce harmonies, tensions, and emotional and physical states. The drama embodies the contradictions inherent in a star system that creates 'personalities' only to discard them when they are no longer commercially productive. Using their own version of rock music, TPG explores in a complex physical environment a world of gangsters and urban cowboys. The performance presents a myriad of comic book characters that underscore the deceptions and failures of the 'American Dream.' The subtleties of the characterization, environmental theater mise-en-scene, music, and movement make this production unique. Because the environment makes viewing all of the action from one place impossible, spectators flow with the action from one part of the theater to another. The performance of Spalding Gray as Hoss is perhaps his best work in the 'regular' theater. Richard Schechner is a theater director, performance theorist and university professor known for being one of the founders of the academic discipline of Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Schechner combines his work in anthropology with innovative approaches to performance of all kinds including ritual, drama, environmental theater, political rallies, dance, music, etc. in order to consider how performance can be understood not just as an object of study, but also as an active intellectual-artistic practice. He is the editor of 'TDR: The Journal of Performance Studies.' His books include 'Environmental Theater,' 'The Future of Ritual,' 'Performance Theory,' 'Between Theater and Anthropology' and 'Performance Studies: An Introduction.' As of 2007, his books have been translated into 14 languages
Brace up! (2003) Anton Chekhov's Three sisters ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Avant-garde adaptation of Chekhov's Three sisters, incorporating close-up recordings of the performers simultaneously with continuous wide-angle footage
Miami man in landscape (LSD) by Ken Kobland ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An experimental work showing features of the human body (e.g. face, hands, etc.) juxtaposed in various Miami scenes. No dialog
Film work 1975-2011, Ken Kobland by Ken Kobland ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gipsy Kings tierra gitana by Gipsy Kings (Musical group) ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This Afro-Spanish band was one of the first of its ilk, blending pop and ethnic music to irresistible perfection. "Tierra gitana" details the group's international appeal and the evolution of their sound. Also includes an entire concert, recorded at the peak of the Gipsy Kings' popularity
Pollock ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary of the life and work of Jackson Pollock. Includes interview segments with Kirk Varnedoe, chief curator of painting & sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, art critic Clement Greenberg, art critic Irving Sandler, friend and fellow painter Charlotte Park, as well as recorded audio interview segments by Lee Krasner and Pollock
Transit riders of the earth, arise! [walk dog, eat donut] ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An experimental film which melds footage shot from the New York subway and from Berlin's S-Bahn
 
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