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Atlas, Charles

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Most widely held works by Charles Atlas
Art 21 art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 37 diverse artists, taking viewers into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration
Art 21. art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meet contemporary artists at work and speaking in their own words- direct, accessible, and unfiltered ... This unique four-hour series spotlights 17 artists working in the United States today, and invites viewers behind the working in scenes to see artists at work in their homes, communities, and unexpected sites- from an old-growth forest to a military base to a film set. The artists, including painters, photographers, sculptors, and video artists, demonstrate the breadth of artistic practice across the country and explore questions that are both timeless and timely- about politics, mortality, love, nature, science, order, chaos, and more"--Container
Art 21. art in the 21st century( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Go behind the scenes to meet today's most fascinating contemporary artists in Season Three of the Emmy-nominated ART:21--ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY documentary series. Unparalleled in its access to today's artists, 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. The four one-hour programs present 18 artists working in the United States ..."--Case
Art:21 : art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through in-depth profiles and dynamic behind-the-scenes footage featuring artists speaking directly about their inspirations and ideas, Season Five shows a broad range of artistic practice, technical innovation, and experimentation, from artists tackling large-scale collaborative projects in hangar-like studios to those working in the quiet of more intimate studio settings
Art:21. art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary art reflects the ideas of our time, and artists are the creative role models grappling with today's most timely questions. What is the nature of reality? How do we respond to a world in flux? Why do some historical events shape the way we think today, and why have some been forgotten? Explore these ideas and many more in Season Six of Art in the Twenty-First Century. Spotlights contemporary artists at work from Nigeria to New York City, from Beijing to Brazil
Merce Cunningham : a lifetime of dance by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merce Cunningham, a colossus of 20th-century choreography, is perhaps most famous for his sheer fecundity--inventing steps, choreographing 200+ dances, and over 800 "Events" (site-specific works). At the forefront of the American avant-garde for more than 50 years, he abandoned conventional elements of dance structure, most controversially, the relationship of dance and music influenced by his collaboration with composer John Cage. Endlessly inventive and inquisitive, Cunningham collaborated with a wide range of composers, designers, and artists, incorporating video into pieces, and employing computerized choreography in his later years to instruct members of his company. Unlike most choreographers, movement itself was his principal subject matter--neither narrative nor musical form determines the dance structure. Cunningham leaves a vast legacy, but he expressed his view of his art saying, "Dancing is the art of the present tense." Cunningham himself, along with his dancers, collaborators, and observers, traces the course of his long career and that of his dance company. Topics include: his special qualities as a dancer; his performances as a member of Martha Graham's company; his choreographic approach and sources of inspiration; his longtime association and collaboration with composer John Cage; his residency at Black Mountain College; the development of his use of chance procedures; the early years of his company; his preference for avant-garde music, and his collaborations with various composers; and his use of technological innovations such as the computer program Life forms
William Kentridge : anything is possible by Susan Sollins( Visual )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'William Kentridge: anything is possible' provides a rare, in-depth look at the life and work of the internationally acclaimed South African artist, William Kentridge. Working in a variety of media - including sculpture, drawing, animation, tapestry, film, theater, and opera - Kentridge tackles a broad range of subjects, from cataclysmic historical events to poignant personal moments. [The film] features exclusive interviews with Kentridge discussing his family's history and life under apartheid, and revealing the importance of improvisation, inquiry, and open-ended possibilities in his process. Follow Kentridge on an international journey that documents his work behind the scenes: from the intimacy of his Johannesburg studio, to galleries worldwide, to backstage at New York's Metropolitan Opera as he develops, stages, and directs Shostakovich's The Nose, based on Gogol's story"--Container
Channels/Inserts by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Channels/Inserts is a continuation of the process by which Cunningham and Atlas are developing the grammar of filmdance. Cunningham was interested in the possibility of placing the cast and the scenes in such a way as to give the sense of dual events happening concurrently
Split sides by Charles Atlas( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents four of 32 possible variations of Cunningham's work Split sides (2003), featuring two set designs, two sets of costumes, and two lighting plots
Coast zone by Charles Atlas( Visual )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cunningham and Atlas explore a new aspect of choreography in relation to the camera. The use of deep-focus, contrasting background figures with those in the foreground. The "videodance" was shot in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, where great spatial depth and camera mobility could enhance Cunningham's style of extended energetic dance
Art:21 : art in the twenty-first century : season three by Susan Sollins( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Go behind the scenes to meet today's most fascinating contemporary artists ... Unparalleled in access to today's young artists, 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. The four one-hour programs present 18 artists working in the United States - direct, accessible, unfiltered - speaking in their own words about how, why and what they create."--Container
The Art:21 collection. art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the difference in various styles of twenty-first-century art through interviews, commentary, and behind-the-scenes footage
Merce Cunningham Dance Company : Robert Rauschenberg collaborations by Charles Atlas( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1954, Robert Rauschenberg became the Resident Designer to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, a position he held for ten years. During that time these friends and collaborators, along with the musician John Cage, created some of the most iconoclastic artworks of the 20th century. This three-DVD set showcases these great artists' work, along with the work of another, filmmaker Charles Atlas. The DVDs are accompanied by an illustrated essay by Bonnie Brooks. Charles Atlas has directed and collaborated on over 35 film or video projects with Merce Cunningham and served as the company's filmmaker-in-residence for ten years (1974-1983). The three films in this collection showcase Atlas's direction and editing of films and include the 2003 revival of Suite for Five, the 1999 revival of Summerspace, and the original cast of Interscape in 2000. ... Interscape explores the transitions between darkness and light, stillness and exertion, and silence and sound. A detailed and beautifully rendered work, Interscape showcases the essence of the artists Cage, Cunningham and Rauschenberg."--Container
Exchange by Robert Morris( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance is of Merce Cunningham's Exchanges
Suite for five( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1954, Robert Rauschenberg became the Resident Designer to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, a position he held for ten years. During that time these friends and collaborators, along with the musician John Cage, created some of the most iconoclastic artworks of the 20th century. This three-DVD set showcases these great artists' work, along with the work of another, filmmaker Charles Atlas. The DVDs are accompanied by an illustrated essay by Bonnie Brooks. Charles Atlas has directed and collaborated on over 35 film or video projects with Merce Cunningham and served as the company's filmmaker-in-residence for ten years (1974-1983). The three films in this collection showcase Atlas's direction and editing of films and include the 2003 revival of Suite for Five, the 1999 revival of Summerspace, and the original cast of Interscape in 2000. Suite for Five (1956) is one of Cunningham's most enduring explorations of time and space. Combined with Cage's chance-derived score and Rauschenberg's costumes and design, the work is a classic of the choreographer's repertoire
Art:21 Season 6 - Change( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artists Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui and Catherine Opie bear witness, through their work, to transformation - cultural, material and aesthetic - and actively engage communities as collaborators and subjects
Art:21 Season 6 - History( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this episode, artists Glenn Ligon, Mary Reid Kelley and Marina Abramovic play with historical events, explore and expose commonly held assumptions about historic truth and create narratives based on personal experiences
Art:21 Season 4 - Paradox( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final episode of the series showcases five artists who, through uniquely different styles of work, address and respond to contradiction, conflict and ambiguity and examine the relationship between mystery and meaning in art. Collaborators Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla draw inspiration from their belief that art can function as a catalyst for social change, and their works - which include sculpture, video documentation and public installations - often solicit active participation and critical responses from their viewers. They approach visual art as a set of experiments that test whether concepts such as authorship, nationality, borders and democracy adequately describe today's increasingly global society. Influenced by the work of artists such as Mark Rothko and his own love of jazz and bebop, Robert Ryman is well-known for his work with white paint on square forms, which reveals the nuances of the surface. His paintings, characterized by their subtlety, emphasize the role that perception and context play in creating an aesthetic experience. Mark Bradford uses signage and advertisements scavenged from the street to create wall-sized collages that respond to the impromptu networks, such as underground economies, immigrant communities or abandoned public spaces, that emerge within a city. In his films, Bradford captures and documents the cultural, political and racial conditions of an urban environment. Catherine Sullivan's anxiety-inducing films and live performances reveal the degree to which everyday gestures and emotional states are scripted and performed, questioning the border between innate and learned behavior
Art:21 Season 4 - Protest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second installment examines the ways in which four artists use their work to picture war, express outrage and empathize with the suffering of others. Politics and the brutality of war underscore many of Nancy Spero's paintings. A pioneer of feminist art, she creates easily read yet complicated work that makes an unapologetic statement against, and generates discussion about, the abuse of power, privilege and male dominance. Landscape photographer An-My Le's black-and-white images examine the impact, representation and meaning of war, as well as the relationship between military activity and the surrounding terrain. Le draws on her own childhood experience as a refugee of the Vietnam War to capture compelling photographs reflecting current American involvement in the Middle East. Basing his work on research, reflection and response to horrific events, Alfredo Jaar's installations, films and community-based projects communicate a specific experience to his audience, capturing beauty but also confronting horror. Jaar identifies the gap between reality and its representation, and his work explores the limits of art to accurately represent tragic world events, from genocide to poverty and famine. Jenny Holzer, well-known for her subversive use of text and poetry, focuses on cruelty, devastation, consumerist impulses, death and disease in order to provoke a critical response from the viewer. Whether in an installation of declassified war documents or a large-scale projection of text from provocative essays, Holzer presents words in ways that are overwhelming, exacting and illustrate the power of language to harm or heal, expose or conceal
Art:21 Season 5 - Systems( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether through acts of appropriation, repetition, or accumulation, the artists in this episode realize projects both vast in scope and beyond comprehension
 
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Charles Atlas

Charles Atlas Amerikaans filmregisseur

Charles Atlas direutor de cine estauxunidense

Charles Atlas video artist and film director

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