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Kobland, Ken

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Most widely held works about Ken Kobland
Most widely held works by Ken Kobland
Louise Bourgeois : the spider, the mistress and the tangerine by Marion Cajori( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive and dramatic documentary on the life and work of sculptor Louise Bourgeois
Chuck Close by Marion Cajori( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With editing completed by filmmaker Ken Kobland, Chuck Close draws the life and work of a man 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
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov : enter here by Amei Wallach( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Soviet-born international art luminaries, now U.S. citizens, to Putin's Moscow, as they come face to face with their past in the present. For the first time, Ilya Kabakov has returned to the hometown where his art was once forbidden, to install seven magical walk-in installations with his wife and partner-in-art, Emilia
House/lights( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 160 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! by The Wooster Group( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 108 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 )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features New York's greatest musical personality filmed in New York. Celebrating the songs of Coney Island, Central Park, and Times Square. Featuring music from West side story, On the town, and Wonderful town
Off the menu the last days of Chasen's( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 70 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 68 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 by Ken Kobland( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 62 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
Art 21 art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 25 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
Art:21 : art in the twenty-first century : season three by Susan Sollins( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 20 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
Flaubert dreams of travel but the illness of his mother prevents it by Wooster Group( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2002 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
Chuck Close : a portrait in progress by Marion Cajori( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Close's painterly evolution from his first series of black-and-white heads. Follows him into the contemporary art community of New York where he encounters other artists
Art:21( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles of 37 diverse contemporary artists take viewers into the artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, sources of inspiration and creative processes
Anton Vidokle : New York conversations( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film is a subjective record of these conversations, which explored various topics ranging from questions concerning precarious and immaterial labor in the field of art, possibilities for non-alienated life and working conditions, the feasibility of artistic freedom, and possible means of reclaiming dignity in the work of art criticism, to more immediate questions concerning whether what was actually taking place throughout the course of the event was in fact an artwork
The tooth of crime : a film by Sam Shepard( Visual )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 6 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 Shanghaied text( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental film consisting of scenes of western history superimposed over a benign landscape
Gipsy Kings : tierra gitana by Gipsy Kings (Musical group)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 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
Film work 1975-2011, Ken Kobland by Ken Kobland( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ken Kobland has been working in various aspects of film and video since 1971, creating productions in collaboration with performing artists such as Philip Glass, the Wooster Group, Elizabeth LeCompte, and Spalding Gray. His work explores a variety of themes and issues, often embracing a photographic aesthetic within the context of video. Beautifully edited, his work merges diaristic and documentary categories, presenting an art of video that approximates photo-journalism."--Publisher's website
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Anton Vidokle : New York conversations