THE SIGHT OF TIME: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY ROBERT CAHEN by Sandra Lischi
Edizioni ETS, 1997 First edition, 141pp., 5 1/2" X 8 3/4"
Robert Cahen is one of the world's leading artists in the sphere of electronic arts. In 1971, after studying music, he began to produce a major body of work including films, videos and installations that combined experimentation in sound, visual arts, photography and dance. A true pioneer, Cahen forged new ways of depicting landscape, cityscape and theatrical performance while reinvigorating genres like the travel diary and strait forward documentary. This monograph - the first ever to be devoted to Cahen - traces the extraordinary trajectory of his research. The author stresses the fertile encounter of new technology and creative sensibility as well as raising theoretical issues related to independent film and video art.