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The Eye: Sam Taylor-Wood

Kanopy (Firm)
Format
Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
Many of Sam Taylor-Wood's distinctive photographs and films depict an affluent and fashionable social scene. But her concerns are often isolation and anxiety, conflict and alienation. Her art is alluring and disarming, and also frequently formally inventive. She uses multiple screens, still images combined with sound, and complex interior views conjured up with a panoramic camera. Among her earliest photographs are confrontational and sexually charged self-portraits. Recently, after two periods of treatment for cancer, she has returned to exploring, both directly and allusively, images of herself. Religion too has become a focus for many of her artworks, which at times echo and extend the forms of religious art of the past. In this film, which features extracts from many key works including 16mm, Brontosaurus and Still Life, Sam Taylor-Wood reflects on her concerns and ways of working, on autobiography in her art, and on sex and death.
Release Date
2005
Language
English
Notes
Title from title frames.
Variant Title
Sam Taylor-Wood
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Illuminations Media in 2005.
Publisher no.
1046567 Kanopy
Description
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 31 min., 37 sec.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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