ANOTHER KIND OF RECORD: The Merger, The Indictment and The Girl
by Pat O'Neill
96 pages / 8 x 10 in. / paperback
Color and b/w illustrations
Pat O'Neill is a founding father of the Los Angeles avant-garde film scene, an influential professor in the CalArts film program and an optical effects pioneer best known for numerous experimental films including Let's Make a Sandwich (1982), Water and Power (1989), Trouble in the Image (1996) and The Decay of Fiction (2002). His first artist's book, Another Kind of Record, is a selection of the dozens of the collage-drawings, found texts and digital composite prints he has gathered and altered over the last several years. Intersecting his own elaborate pencil drawings with graphic and textual fragments of bygone print media (educational illustrations, advertising, reference charts, sheet music), this recent work occupies a fantastical terrain somewhere between the collages of Bruce Conner and the drawings of Raymond Pettibon. As a whole, the collection functions as both an artist's book and an abstract supplement to O'Neill's remarkable oeuvre.
Pat O'Neill was born in 1939 in Los Angeles, where he still lives and works. His masterful experimental films enjoy a devoted following in the international avant-garde film community and have been included in film festivals throughout the world, including New York, Rome, Athens, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Vienna. In addition to receiving numerous awards for his film work, O'Neill's sculpture, photographs, photographic composites, film projection, film installations and drawings have been exhibited in both one-person and group shows in the U.S. and Europe. Read more...