Picture a six-minute conversation filmed by 20 cameras, then sliced, diced and reshuffled by computer into a film that's 157-hours long. (Yes, that's more than a week, but you don't have to watch the whole thing at once.) It's the essence of Stan Douglas, who "witholds the artificial neatness of conclusion and gives us instead a sense of the interminable," as one admiring critic wrote. In Inconsolable Memories, Douglas uses photos he took in Cuba as the base for his unique approach to narrative, putting together a look at exile and identity against the backdrop of the 1980 Mariel Boatlift. Includes essays by Svon Luttiken and Phillip Monk, the lavishly illustrated screenplay, and 40 colour plates of recent photographs.
Edited by Cindy Richmond
Contributions by Svon Luttiken and Phillip Monk
8 x 10.4 inches
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Joslyn Art Museum, The University of British Columbia