Phil Collins: "The World Won't Listen"

Phil Collins: "The World Won't Listen"

Hardback Dallas Museum of Art Publications

Edited by Suzanne Weaver, Edited by Sinisa Mitrovic, Contributions by Bruce Hainley, Contributions by Liz Kotz, Contributions by Simon Reynolds

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  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 212mm x 274mm x 20mm | 821g
  • Publication date: 4 December 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New Haven
  • ISBN 10: 0300132921
  • ISBN 13: 9780300132922
  • Illustrations note: 20 b&w illustrations and 96 colour images
  • Sales rank: 1,162,879

Product description

British artist Phil Collins (b. 1970) uses films, photographs and installations to explore the mediating power of culture and possibilities of personal expression in areas that are facing political conflict and change around the world, such as Pakistan, Serbia, Iraq, and Northern Ireland. This cutting-edge publication offers fresh perspectives on the expanding possibilities of art in the global age and focuses on Collins' most recent work, "The World Won't Listen", an international three-part video installation project begun in 2004. In Bogata, Istanbul, and Jakarta, the artist filmed fans performing karaoke versions of their favourite tracks from "The World Won't Listen", an enduring 1987 album by British indie-pop icons The Smiths. With multi-disciplinary essays and a revealing interview with the artist on his creative process, this book provides a highly compelling and critical study of the intersection of art history, popular culture, and music in Collins' innovative project and demonstrates why he was recently voted one of the ten most important artists working today.

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Author information

Suzanne Weaver is the Nancy and Tim Hanley Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. Bruce Hainley is associate director of graduate studies in criticism and theory at the Art Center College of Design. Liz Kotz is assistant professor of comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. Simon Reynolds is a music critic and author.