Stan Douglas – The Secret Agent

The Secret Agent, Disco Angola, Luanda-Kinshasa. Ausst'publikation. Wiels, Bruxelles. Ludion 2015. Beiträge von Eric C.H. de Bruyn, Seamus Kealy, Jason Smith, Dirk Snauwaert. Englisch. 192 Seiten, 21,5 x 26,5 cm. 1,0 kg. Fester Einband. 9789491819384. art-18091
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Visual artist Stan Douglas explores the turbulent history of 1970s Portugal, a time when the nation both freed itself from a dictatorship and relinquished its colonial holdings.

The book features three works. The first, a video installation titled 'The Secret Agent', follows a story written by Joseph Conrad in 1907. Douglas keeps the plot characters but transports the narrative to Lisbon, soon after the Carnation Revolution. 'Disco Angola', a series of staged historic photos in New York and Angola, juxtaposes the city's hedonistic nightlife with the African nation's brutal civil war.

Finally, 'Luanda-Kinshasa' is a six-hour-long film comprising eleven jazz songs from the legendary 30th Street Studio.