At once poetic and critical, cruel and confessional, internationally known French artist Michel Auder’s casually virtuosic videos have for over five decades disrupted traditional perceptual habits of moviegoers and art audiences alike, subverting notions of filmic narrative and process. Employing new video formats as they become available, the New York–based Auder has produced short and feature films, video installations and photography that transgress genres, borrowing from art history, literature, commercial television, and experimental cinema, and was most recently featured at the 2014 Whitney Biennial. The richly illustrated monograph/artist book includes “Twenty Film-Poems for M. Auder,” a series of mini-essays on selected videos by Basel-based American poet and critic Quinn Latimer, and an extensive interview with the artist by Kunsthalle Basel director Adam Szymczyk, and a catalogue raisonné of Auder’s video works. The unique design, including a cut-out cover, creates an exciting visual experience while viewing the rich contents.
Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder
Softcover with die-cuts on cover, 8 inches x 11 1/2 inches, 368 pages, Sternberg Press 2015.