Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs

Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs

Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder

Edited by Quinn Latimer and Adam Szymczyk

Distributed for Sternberg Press

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Summary

Since his arrival in New York in 1969, the French artist Michel Auder (b. 1945, Soissons, France) has authored more than five hundred video works that chart five decades of the medium's history. Employing new video formats as they become available, many of which have quickly fallen into obsolescence, Auder has prolifically produced short and feature films as well as video installations and photography that transgress genres, gleaning the fields of art history, literature, commercial television, and experimental cinema. At once poetic and critical, cruel and confessional, Auder's casually virtuosic oeuvre continues to disrupt traditional perceptual habits of moviegoers and art audiences alike, subverting notions of filmic narrative and process.

This new monograph includes “Twenty Film-Poems for M. Auder,” a series of mini-essays on selected videos by Quinn Latimer, an American poet and critic based in Basel, as well as “Portrait of the Marauder,” an extensive interview with the artist by Adam Szymczyk, director of Kunsthalle Basel. The book which also includes a catalogue raisonné of Auder's video works, was designed by Julia Born, a Swiss graphic designer who lives and works in Berlin.

This book was conceived on the occasion of the exhibitions “Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder,” on view at Kunsthalle Basel, June 9–August 25, 2013, and curated by Adam Szymczyk; and “Michel Auder: Selected Works,” on view at Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, October 31–November 17, 2013, and curated by Sophie von Olfers.

Paperback

$57.00 T ISBN: 9783956790232 368 pp. | 7.75 in x 11.5 in 1000 color illus.

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Editors

Quinn Latimer

Quinn Latimer is a poet and critic from California. Her writings and readings have been featured widely, including at Chisenhale Gallery, London; REDCAT, Los Angeles; and Qalandiya International, Ramallah/Jerusalem. Her books include Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder, coedited with Adam Szymczyk (Sternberg Press, 2014); Sarah Lucas: Describe This Distance (2013); Film as a Form of Writing, with Akram Zaatari (2013); and Rumored Animals (2012). Latimer is editor in chief of publications for documenta 14.

Adam Szymczyk

Adam Szymczyk is a Polish art critic and curator. He was Artistic Director of documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel in 2017, and Director at Kunsthalle Basel from 2004 to 2014. He is Guest Lecturer at Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna as well as at Hochschule für Gestaltung und Buchkunst in Leipzig, Germany.