Shadowed: Victor Burgin by Victor Burgin, Anthony Vidler
Victor Burgin has made remarkable contributions as an artist and cultural theorist for more than three decades. His writings on general issues such as photographic, psychoanalytic and cultural theory are noted for their lucidity, compactness and reason. In contrast, the photographs and videos that Burgin creates as an image-maker are richly paradoxical and constitute an inquiry into the structure of meaning in contemporary society.Shadowed continues Burgin's preoccupation, in writings and video installations, with the intrication of physical and psychical space - and in particular the haunting of the built environment by history, memory and fantasy. The book contains texts by Victor Burgin and Anthony Vidler as well as colour reproductions of seven of Burgin's recent video works.