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Dan Graham: Rock My Religion

Dan Graham: Rock My Religion
Library Shelf Location 18.GRAH
Publication Date 2012
Description Dan Graham’s Rock My Religion (1982–84) is a video essay populated by punk and rock performers (Patti Smith, Jim Morrison, Black Flag and Glenn Branca) and historical figures (including Ann Lee, founder of the Shakers). This coming together of several narrative voice-overs, of singing and shouting voices, of jarring sounds and text overlaid onto shaky, gritty images, proposes a historical genealogy of rock music and an ambitious thesis on the origins of America. In this illustrated book, Kodwo Eshun examines this landmark work of contemporary moving image in relation to Graham’s wider body of work and to the broader culture of the time, especially in relation to history, popular culture, and individual and communal identity.
ISBN 9781846380860
Quantity 1
Pages 106
Author Kodwo Eshun
Format Paperback
Publisher Afterall Publishing
Related Artist Dan Graham
Category Film/Video/Projections etc
Keywords Identity, Music, Popular culture
Language English

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