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Author Magagnoli, Paolo, author

Title Documents of Utopia : the politics of experimental documentary / Paolo Magagnoli
Published London : Wallflower Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (193 pages) : illustrations
Series Nonfictions
Contents Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction. Nostalgia: Pathological and Critical; 1. Ruins of Utopia; 2. Reinventing Propaganda Films; 3. Archives of Commodities ; 4. Digital Utopia in the Post-Internet Age; Epilogue: Utopia Now; Bibliography; Index
Summary This timely volume discusses the experimental documentary projects of some of the most significant artists in today's global art world: Hito Steyerl, Joachim Koester, Tacita Dean, Matthew Buckingham, Zoe Leonard, Jean-Luc Moulène, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead, and Anri Sala. Their films, videos, and photographic series address the history of failed utopian experiments and counter-hegemonic social practices. This study illustrates the political significance of these artistic practices and offers a crucial contribution to the debate on the conditions of utopian thinking
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed May 12, 2015)
Subject Documentary films -- History and criticism.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0231850778 (e-book)
9780231850773 (e-book)