Michael Snow: Almost Cover to Cover
by Michael Snow, Catsou Roberts, Martha Langford, A L Rees, Lucy Steeds, Amy Taubin, Malcolm Le Grice, Regina Cornwell, John Pruitt, and Kevin McNeilly
8vo. pp. 175. profusely illustrated. paperback wrs. London: Black Dog Press & Arnolfini, .
Published in conjunction with an exhibition.
ISBN-10: 190103318X / ISBN-13: 9781901033182
Michael Snow is renowned as a pioneering filmmaker and conceptual artist, with a career spanning four decades. He is perhaps best known for Wavelength, one of the most influential experimental films ever made. This book traces threads running through Snow's practice from the 1960s to the present, from his early Walking Woman series to his most recant works. His primary concern with perception is evident in the wide range of media he has used throughout his career, form film, photography and installation to painting and audio work. Almost Cover to Cover plays on Snow's acclaimed artist book Cover to Cover, a section of which is reproduced here. A cult figure for many, this book will situate Snow's importance for contemporary art at a time of renewed interest in time-based work interdisciplinarity, narrative and film.