Stan Douglas – The Secret Agent
The Secret Agent, Disco Angola, Luanda-Kinshasa
Visual artist Stan Douglas explores the turbulent history of 1970s Portugal, a time when the nation both freed itself from a dictatorship and relinquished its colonial holdings.
The book features three works. The first, a video installation titled 'The Secret Agent', follows a story written by Joseph Conrad in 1907. Douglas keeps the plot characters but transports the narrative to Lisbon, soon after the Carnation Revolution. 'Disco Angola', a series of staged historic photos in New York and Angola, juxtaposes the city's hedonistic nightlife with the African nation's brutal civil war.
Finally, 'Luanda-Kinshasa' is a six-hour-long film comprising eleven jazz songs from the legendary 30th Street Studio.
|Contributors||Eric C.H. de Bruyn, Seamus Kealy, Jason Smith, Dirk Snauwaert|
|Type of book||Exhib'publication|
|Museum / Place||Wiels, Bruxelles|