Ansichten - Views

Ansichten / Views
Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld, 2008
ISBN 978-3-86678-110-8

Editor: Museum Goch

Language: German/English
Format: 15,50 × 22,50 cm
Features: 112 pages, 68 colored and 10 b/w illustrations,
Softcover, bound.

Texts by Julia Draganovic, Doris Krystof, Stephan Mann and Gudrun Bott.

Translations: Gloria & Isaac Custance
Proof-reader Gloria Custance

Design: Meike Winters

This book documents, among other things, the most recent video work of the Romanian artist Aurelia Mihai, in which she reflects on the periodic migration of herds of sheep (transumanza), a practice now banned by new EU laws on animal transport. However this is a traditional method of sheep rearing that is a normal ethnic act and part of the cultural identity of many European peoples. Aurelia Mihai portrays and transfers these old traditions to the modern era. Equally, she examines the medium of film and the production process itself. Caught between fiction, daydream and (pseudo-)documentary, the viewer is entranced by the ostensible, almost scientific plausibility and the authentic fascination of the camera view as well as by the imagination of this suggestive portrayal.

This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition by Aurelia Mihai in Museum Goch from 9.9. – 28.10.2007

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Kerber, US Distribution
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© 2008 Aurelia Mihai, Autoren, Kerber Verlag