Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective
Koenig Books, 2018, 304 pages
“...Tony Conrad (1940-2016) was a pioneering American avant-garde video artist, experimental filmmaker, musician, composer, sound artist, teacher, and writer.
This richly illustrated catalogue offers an in-depth introduction to Conrad’s life and career: presenting his early Structuralist films projects in which he treated film as a sculptural and performative material; his Invented Acoustical Tools which presented as sculptures themselves; the ambitious films about power relations, set in the military and in prison; and his final sculptures and installations, which evoke and critique what he perceived as an emerging culture of surveillance, control, and containment.
This book also includes Conrad’s own writings writings from 1966 to 2016, as well as texts by curators, theorists and notable artists such as Tony Oursler, Christopher Müller, and Christopher Williams…”