Stan Douglas is considered one of the most influential contemporary video and media artists today. Since the 1990s, he has created installations and large-scale "experimental ensembles" in which he examines the mechanisms of new technologies and explores the modes of image production in film and television. In his "rooms of experience", he carefully integrates the viewer into an interplay of space, sound, light and moving pictures. The Staatsgalerie Stuttgart and the Württembergischer Kunstverein co-organized Germany's first comprehensive retrospective of the Canadian artist's works. In addition to photography, the exhibition featured twelve central, multi-channel video installations and two new pieces (Film and Klatsassin). The Stuttgart State Theatre supplemented the exhibition with a programme based on Samuel Beckett, one of the major recurrent themes in Stan Douglas's works.
Curators: Sean Rainbird (GB), Gudrun Inboden, Iris Dressler, Hans D. Christ
Artist: Stan Douglas (CDN)
Venues and schedule:
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart in cooperation with the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart 15 Sep. 2007 - 6 Jan. 2008, opens on 14 Sep. 2007