The Morning News profiles Kristan Horton, a Canadian artist who watched Stanley Kubrick's 1964 masterpiece Dr. Strangelove over 700 times and recreates stills from the film with household objects.
Q: How did the "Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove" project begin?
A: I don’t have a television. When a friend dropped off a VHS version of the film to the studio, it became the only thing to watch on the monitor. In two and a half years, I watched the film over 700 times. My perception was saturated by the film, and this caused me to respond to it. You can see this among Star Wars fans that log hundreds of viewings and go on to make Storm Trooper outfits for themselves in their living rooms. It’s a need to manifest [the reality of the film] in life. That marked the beginning of the project. I began to see relationships [between] the film present and the way I was working.
(Thanks, Rosecrans Baldwin, co-EIC of The Morning News
UPDATE: An exhibit of "Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove" is on display at Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) in Toronto through 24 June 2007. Apparently this is available in book form, too, but I can't figure out where/how to buy a copy?
Reader comment: Marc Lowenthal of MIT Press says,
One book in which Horton's project appears, is a book we released last year entitled Trash, edited by John Knechtel. Horton's photo project is perhaps my favorite among the artist projects in the book, but there is a lot of other great stuff in the collection as well (both entertaining and serious).
. Well, there's apparently a *new* book by Horton, devoted exclusively to this project (the AGYU site references a book launch on May 13, as does this news article
)... but I still don't know where to find it.
UPDATE 2: Woo-hoo, Torontoist to the rescue! David Topping says,
I did some digging around Horton's website, and found out some deets
about the book of "Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove" -- Link.
It seems as if it's done by the AGYU press, so people interested in
buying can probably call 'em up ( Link )
at 416.736.5169, or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more
information. Those in the Toronto area'd probably have the best luck
(as they can just go and buy a copy from the physical store), as it
may very well not be available online.
Reader comment: Nick says,
Here's my own tribute to Dr Strangelove that I did last year in Lego. Admitted just the one scene, but fun none the less.
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