Rachel Rose: Wil-o-Wisp

Rachel Rose: Wil-o-Wisp
Library Shelf Location 18.ROSE
Publication Date 2018

Presenting an ambitious new project by Rachel Rose (b. 1986) commissioned jointly by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, this book offers a rare behind-the-scenes perspective on one of the most striking emerging voices in contemporary art. In the commissioned work, titled Wil-o-Wisp, Rose has created a fictional narrative set in 16th-century agrarian England. Following the life of a healer—whose fate is marked by love and loss, the practice of magic, and the consequence of persecution—the work ruminates on the ways that perception and coincidence affect our experience in the world. This intimate look into Rose’s creative process highlights the artist’s interest in storytelling, scene-setting, and visual effects by including storyboards, production stills, script excerpts, and on-set photography. In a new interview, Rose discusses the core concepts behind this work and offers a revelatory firsthand account of how the commission evolved from conception to realization. 

ISBN 9780300238716
Quantity 1
Pages 80 pages: 229 x 178mm
Authors Erica F Battle, Erika Balson
Format Paperback
Publishers Yale University Press, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Related Artist Rachel Rose
Categories Film and Artists' Moving Image, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Narrative, Storytelling
Language English

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