Blurring the boundaries between the fine and applied arts.
Is This Art? is a fascinating DVD series featuring interviews with leading practitioners and conceptual artists from media, performance, visual art, music and sound.
Each episode presents a series of interviews with contemporary artists intercut with images and recent footage of their work. The interviews provide insight to why, how and for whom these artists create their work, and where their passion and artistic inquiries originate from. Where are the boundaries between science, technology, politics, popular culture and art? Viewers are challenged with the question while witnessing the freeflow of imagination.
KUBRICK (Jan Harlan - Malcolm McDowell - Christianne Kubrick)
Long time Stanley Kubrick collaborator Jan Harlan encapsulates the stunning life and career of Kubrick through pictures, home movies and poignant and insightful comments from some of cinemas most prominent creators and commentators. Christianne Kubrick painted for her husband's films; the paintings seen in the Harford's apartment in Eyes Wide Shut are hers; as are the various paintings in the Cat Lady's apartment in A Clockwork Orange. Kubrick was born in Germany in 1932 into a theatrical family. She was trained as a dancer and actress but always wanted to be a painter. Success in her earlier career as a dancer and actress led to her being cast in Paths of Glory by Stanley Kubrick. They married in 1958. The Kubrick family moved to England in the 1960s where Christiane continued to paint and exhibit.
Eyes, Lies & Illusions contains more than 500 historic objects, books, prints, instruments and optical ephemera drawn from the Werner Nekes Collection. This extraordinary collection began in the mid-sixties when Nekes, a German experimental filmmaker and professor, started collecting examples of optical phenomena as teaching aids. The Nekes Collection has since grown to become one of the world's most important and encyclopaedic private collections of pre-cinematic media, housing more than 20,000 objects.