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Title Talkin' with your mouth full : conversations with the videos of Steve Fagin / edited by Steve Fagin.

Published Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  791.430233092 FAGI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 400 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Foreword / Victoria Gill -- Introduction / Steve Fagin and Victoria Gill -- Virtual Play: The Double Direct Monkey Wrench in Black's Machinery (1984). Waking and Shaking / Margaret Morse. Excerpts from Virtual Play ... / Steve Fagin. Dear Steve / Gregg Bordowitz. Lou: A Superficial Look / Leslie Dick -- The Amazing Voyage of Gustave Flaubert and Raymond Roussel (1986). The Occidental Tourist: Steve Fagin's Virtual Voyage for Armchair Travelers / Vivian Sobchack. An Interview with Steve Fagin / Peter Wollen. Script of The Amazing Voyage ... / Steve Fagin. For Steve Fagin Who Made The Amazing Voyage of Gustave Flaubert and Raymond Roussel Whose Fathers and Mothers... / Constance DeJong. A Woman's Face / Mark Rappaport. In Search of the Big Perfect / Barry Gifford -- The Machine That Killed Bad People (1990). Disastrous Events / Patricia Mellencamp. Machine Talk / Steve Fagin. Excerpts from The Machine ... / Steve Fagin. Updates: Doubled Histories / Vicente L. Rafael.
Voice-Over I / Trinh T. Minh-ha. TV Guidance / Andrew Ross -- Zero Degrees Latitude (1993). Confessions of a Quiet American: Fagin's Anemic Aesthetics / Ivone Margulies. Voice-Over from Zero Degrees Latitude / Steve Fagin. Out in Left Field / Constance Penley. Excerpts from Zero Degrees Latitude / Documentary Voices. Diary / Bertha Jottar -- Memorial Day (Observed) (1995). Ohio Impromptu / Bill Horrigan. Excerpts from Memorial Day (Observed) / Steve Fagin -- Last Words. Faces, Boxes, and The Moves / John Welchman.
Summary Steve Fagin is an artist whose videos incorporate, challenge, and cross over into the realm of literary and cultural studies. Talkin' with Your Mouth Full includes not only scripts of Fagin's works but critical responses to -- and meditations on -- a variety of his influential videos by a distinguished, if intriguingly disparate, group of artists and scholars.
Combining elements of criticism with various modes of artistic expression, these responses take the form of reviews, letters, interviews, and in one case an imaginary TV programming schedule. Interspersed with -- and sometimes literally interrupting -- the video scripts, these contributions interact with one another on multiple levels and complement Fagin's scripts. Historical, political, and theoretical issues dovetail, ricochet, and interplay in this book, revealing a multiplicity of voices, concerns, and cultural revelations.
Unique in its structure and intellectual approach, Talkin' with Your Mouth Full will appeal equally to those who have seen Fagin's videos and those who have not. Students of art history and cultural critique, and anyone interested in the ongoing dialogue between artists and theorists, will find particular value in this book.
Other author Fagin, Steve.
Subject Fagin, Steve -- Criticism and interpretation.
ISBN 082232055X (alk. paper)
082232069X (paperback: alk. paper)