Chris Larson

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Chris Larson: Failure
by Chris Larson
Publisher's Description
The work produced by Chris Larson (*1966 in St. Paul, Minnesota) examines the relationship between humans and machines—sometimes expressed through a moment of impact, sometimes through great toil and effort. Many of his early sculptures are large wooden constructions composed of objects that have collided: in one example, a spaceship nearly flattens a wooden barn. These works are filled with metaphors of heroic and anti-heroic acts and of the collision of good and evil in human nature. In his films, characters perform mysterious tasks with elaborately constructed tools that become unending necessary labors, thereby threatening the boundaries between human and machine.

This monograph features a new film, several sculptures being shown for the first time ever, drawings and photographs, as well as early two-dimensional works by Larson that contribute to the narrative of his films and sculptural installations.
ISBN: 3775722327
Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Hardcover : 108 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 9.7 x 9.7 x 0.6 inches
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