Reviewing the Reviews: Speak, Memory at the Village Voice

by Art Fag City on January 4, 2007 Events

If critic Leslie Camhi at the Village Voice has read anything about Stan Douglas’s prior work, or even the press release, or wall text at The Studio Museum, why is she making statements like this about Inconsolable Memories,

“…The sometimes-blurry sound didn’t help; it seemed both the result of a technical glitch and part of an artistic strategy to frustrate comprehension.”

It’s a rather large oversight by both the writer and the editor to omit the fact that artist uses two reels that occasionally overlap. Douglas is well known for his interest in technology; this should have clued someone at the Voice in that the review is at best incomplete without mention of this information and at worst flagrantly inaccurate.

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