Soft Cover, English, Glue Binding, 255 Pages, 2008, Film and Video Umbrella
a couple of thousand short films about Glenn Gould
An introduction to the work of New York artist Cory Arcangel, this publication, produced in collaboration with leading design duo Dexter Sinister, is an accompaniment to Arcangel’s installation, ‘a couple thousand short films about Glenn Gould’.
Extemporising around the theme of that project, while highlighting the artist’s innovations with digital technology and his experiments with sound, the book features texts by writer and music critic Paul Morley, curator Steven Bode, and an interview/Q&A between Arcangel and curator Michael Connor.
The book was released in an edition of 1106 unique copies – this figure representing the total number of separate video clips that Arcangel used in putting together his project ‘a couple of thousand short films about Glenn Gould’. (A different image of one of the many musical instruments that feature in the piece appears on the first inside page).