Andrew Norman Wilson’s thirty-two-minute video Kodak (2018) was the beating heart of his eponymous exhibition at DOCUMENT in Chicago. A series of prints that take inspiration from various Kodak products hung in an adjacent gallery while a stack of giveaway posters—of the company’s first digital camera from 1973 printed on recto and a text by Nick Irvin on verso—prepared those who entered a dark, curtained gallery. Irvin’s text introduced the video’s protagonist Rich as a mentally unstable former Kodak employee who became blind as a result of a workplace accident. These details emerge slowly, however, and in short bursts, like flickers of images that stitch together the stories of the character...
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Book Review| June 02 2019
Exhibition Review: Andrew Norman Wilson: Kodak
Andrew Norman Wilson: Kodak: Document.
Chicago, Illinois: January 11–February 23, 2019.
Liz Park is a curator and writer currently based in Pittsburgh, and was most recently associate curator of the 57th Carnegie International.
Afterimage (2019) 46 (2): 71–74.
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Liz Park; Exhibition Review: Andrew Norman Wilson: Kodak. Afterimage 2 June 2019; 46 (2): 71–74. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/aft.2019.462008
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