Theo Eshetu: The Body Electric

Theo Eshetu: The Body Electric
Library Shelf Location 18.ESHE
Publication Date 2017

The Body Electric is the first comprehensive survey of video artist and filmmaker Theo Eshetu's extensive body of work. Eshetu examines the imagery of the collective unconscious, exploring cultural identity and challenging official media narratives through a complex interplay of signs and symbols. Throughout his prolific career, spanning over thirty-five years, he has created a distinctive poetic visual vocabulary using abstract rhythmic montage and hypnotic syncopated collages of images to create experimental films. Both philosophical and whimsically playful, Eshetu's videos possess a dreamlike quality in which gestures, fragmented actions, and the mirroring and multiplying of images into kaleidoscopic patterns question the very reality of what an image can reveal.

ISBN 9783956793417
Quantity 1
Pages 1289; 23.6 x 16.8 x 1.2 cm
Authors Wulf Herzogenrath, David Elliott
Format Paperback
Publisher Sternberg Press, Berlin
Related Artist Theo Eshetu
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Film and Artists' Moving Image
Language English

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