T.J. Wilcox In the Air Catalogue

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T.J. Wilcox In the Air Catalogue
Paperback. Hatje Cantz, 2015. 78 pages. 91 color illustrations.
Filmed from the artist’s studio high above Union Square, In the Air , exhibited at the Whitney Museum Sep 2013–Feb 2014 presented a spectacular, 360-degree bird’s-eye view of New York City from dawn until dusk. The speed of the footage has been increased so that the day is compressed into one half hour, greatly exaggerating the light and shadow effects of the sun as it passes over the city.New York-based artist T. J. Wilcox has long been fascinated by the idea that history is always under construction. His poetic films collage fact, fiction, myth, memory, and fantasy, creating vignettes that infuse the immersive spectacle of cinema with the intimacy of a short story. With In the Air, the artist revisits the “cinema-in-the-round” presentations that were popular in film’s infancy at the end of the nineteenth century, updating the concept with state-of-the-art technology.
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Paperback. Hatje Cantz, 2015. 78 pages. 91 color illustrations.