Stan Douglas – The Secret Agent
192 pages, 21.5 x 26.5 cm , 1028 g.
Stan Douglas – The Secret Agent
The Secret Agent, Disco Angola, Luanda-Kinshasa
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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.
ContributorsEric C.H. de Bruyn, Seamus Kealy, Jason Smith, Dirk Snauwaert
Type of bookExhib'publication
Museum / PlaceWiels, Bruxelles
Article IDart-18091


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