Dan Graham b. 1942
Two-way Mirror Cylinder Inside Cube and a Video Salon (1992)

1992, 10:13 min, color, sound

Originally created as an exhibition project at the Dia Center for the Arts in September of 1991, this tape documents and further explores Graham's investigations of the urban environment , from Abbe Laugier's theory of the Rustic Hut to Parisian shopping arcades, wintergardens, museums, Disneyland and corporate office buildings. Graham developed an environment, analogous to a small-scale urban park, which integrates aesthetic and utilitarian functions, and spatial and visual experiences, bringing the landscape into the roof and extending the roof into the landscape. Graham writes: "The pavilion structures are psychologically and socially self-reflective. There is a dialectic between the perception of oneself and other bodies perceiving themselves, making the spectator conscious of him or herself as a body."

Director: Michael Shamberg. Co-director: Ernst Mitzka. Executive Producers: Karen Kelly and Michael Shamberg. Writer: Dan Graham. Producer: Dia Center for the Arts. Director of Photography: Richard Dallet. Additional Photography: John Inwood, Dan Graham. Narrators: Dan Graham, Stanton Miranda. Music: Glenn Branca. Graphics: Jane Nisselson, Virtual Beauty. Text Editor: Karen Kelly. Sound Editor: Skip Lievsay, c-5. Audio Mix: Brooks Williams, Harmonic Ranch. On-Line Edit: Ferne Friedman, Broadway Video. -- EAI


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