Michael Curran has established a growing reputation with a series of video works whose stark visual style belies a deft and sophisticated handling of complex, often unsettling material. In their skilful melding of everyday elements, Curran’s tapes touch a raw emotional nerve and achieve a powerful, iconic resonance. This detailed book features essays by Trish Lyons and Jon Mooney, and includes a special edition DVD with six key works by the artist.
Minigraphs is a series of publications developed by Film and Video Umbrella devoted to contemporary artists working with film and video. Fully illustrated, and with specially commissioned essays and an extensive lists of works, this series provides an attractive and indispensable introduction to some of Britain’s most exciting contemporary artists.