John Divola: Continuity
The creation of seamless illusion without jarring disruptions of cinematic space or time remains the driving tenet of Hollywood cinema. The preservation of this order, called continuity, is John Divolas focus in this striking book. Divola creates haunting installations of fictive reality through his use of original still photographs of Warner Bros. film sets from the 1930s which he has collected. Divided into such subject categories as Hallways, Broken Furniture, and Evidence of Aggression, these images display a glorious formal beauty (made possible by the use of 8x10 negatives) as well as the solid intellectual grounding one finds in the best conceptual art. Essay by Edward Dimendberg.
72 pages, Softcover, 10 x 12 inches, 1997