studio, time, isolation: reconstructions of soul and the sublime

2011, 9:36 min, color, sound, HD video

Writes Cokes, "A recent direction in my research interrogates the artist's studio, what happens there, how those practices are represented, what they imply in wider social contexts (real estate speculation, alleged 'creative economies,') and why traditional images of artists and studios persist in a virtual contemporary landscape. This video deploys an excerpt from Tom Holert's essay 'Studio Time,' but I remove the references in the text to a specific work, Western Recording by Mathias Poledna. Thereby, I enable aspects of Holert's argument to function as a comparison and differentiation of the artist's studio with sites of musical, filmic, and televisual production."