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Shadows_a book
LucaM
2014-05-24 19:57


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http://www.amazon.com/Alexandra-Grant-Keanu-Reeves-Shadows/dp/3869308273

Alexandra Grant & Keanu Reeves: Shadows Hardcover – October 31, 2014
by Alexandra Grant (Artist), Keanu Reeves (Contributor)

What exactly is a shadow? Is it light tracing an object or the shape a body throws when it comes between a light source and a surface? Is it a metaphor for the intimate, darker side of a person's nature-as Carl Jung postulated-and the unconscious side of one's self, where daemons and secrets are kept hidden or repressed? Is it an allegorical place between darkness and light, death and living? Or is it a state of illusion, like Plato's cave? Is it a verb that means to follow or accompany, or even to spy on? Shadows, a new collaborative series by Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves, explores the real and symbolic nature of the shadow as image and figure of speech. Grant's photographs capture Reeves's shadow at times as a silhouette and at others as traces of light as he and the camera move together. In transforming the images into color and reversing light for dark, Grant has made the shadows themselves the source of light. Reeves's texts, written in tandem with the creation of the images, give voice to the multiple manifestations of the shadow: as a projected figure, a place of concealed emotion and an invocation to shadow play.



Freya
2014-05-24 22:39


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It might be an interesting artistic venture. I hope it's good fun as well.

(Once upon a time I had drawing/painting lessons and one of the exercises was painting the same view in black&white, in warm shades, in cold shades and in real colours - still have two of them.)
axie
2014-05-24 23:47


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Sounds interesting. Love the photography angle too
marivicbartolata
2014-05-26 20:36


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Keanu is truly an artist and he found a good collaborator in ms. grant. Is this a sequel to "Ode to Happiness"? I am just amazed at the workings of their minds...shadows is somewhat philosophical, a unique conversation piece, a pretty coffee-table book. Keanu, I am so sure you have so much more to offer, creative juices just keep flowing from your pretty head. behind the serene gaze lies a brilliant mind...
MmeRenard
2014-05-26 23:04


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Marivicbartolata, I can just say "ditto"! I agree with you. I love Ode To Happiness madly.
LucaM
2014-05-29 22:24


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http://www.amazon.com/dp/3869308273/ref=pe_385040_30332200_TE_item_image

the 'thing' got a cover image already ;)

becauseichooseto22
2014-05-30 02:55


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I think that's Keanu! :D
Christine2014-05-30 02:59


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Fantastic!! Is there anything Keanu can NOT do? It´s really amazing how many power this man has !!
LucaM
2014-05-30 03:07


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Is there anything Keanu can NOT do?

Get Passengers off the ground already, dammit. :(
Sorry.
Couldn't help it.

Christine2014-05-30 04:59


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Maybe it will take some time LucaM, but I think he will find a way.
As far as I "know" him - abandoning a plan is simply not an option for strong-willed Keanu.;-)

LucaM
2014-05-30 05:01


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I know. I just need another can of patience.
Make that several :|

MmeRenard
2014-05-30 11:03


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I think it's Keanu too. I like this already :-)
axie
2014-06-02 22:17


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Pre-ordered a copy for m'self. Under 40 at the moment US dollars.
LucaM
2016-01-21 05:00:10


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it's finally happening

http://www.acmelosangeles.com/exhibitions/2016-2-alexandra-grant/?view=pressrelease

LucaM
2016-01-27 22:49:52


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http://www.lacma.org/event/grant-and-reeves

Sunday, February 21, 2016 | 4 pm

Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves talk about the implications and multiple manifestations of shadows, and the intimate influence of collaboration on private imagination.

Shadows
Text by Keanu Reeves with photographs by Alexandra Grant
Steidl, Gottingen, 2015 | Hardcover, 96 pp | $60

For more information, please visit Art Catalogues's website.

LACMA, Art Catalogues | 4–6 pm
Book signing and reception
Free and open to the public
Note: To purchase a signed book in advance, please call 323 857-6587 or email artcatalogues@lacma.org. Only books purchased from Art Catalogues will be signed.

MmeRenard
2016-01-27 23:15:12


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SHADOWS is also soliciting ideas for other signing venues on Facebook, so check in there and ask. Anything on the East Coast would be awesome.
LucaM
2016-02-13 18:05:35


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http://issuemagazine.com/making-shadows/#/

http://issuemagazine.com/shadows-2/#/

MmeRenard
2016-02-22 23:54:35


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There are lots of wonderful pictures up from both the reception at ACME and from the signing yesterday. Keanu and Alexandra seem enormously gracious.

However, this shit just sends me right over the edge:
http://websta.me/p/1190207652130085576_43902709

Admittedly, I've only seen this "no big deal, Keanu just going out of his way to be kind and generous" sort of thing a few times over maybe a year, but seriously? I want to slap these people into next week. Do they think they're clever? cool? or are they just bimbos and trophy-hunters being rude in the face of kindness? I don't believe for a second that they're fans, and if they consider themselves fans, they're a disgrace.

I did see this kind of thing a few times at Dogstar concerts, and Keanu picks up on it instantly - though you'd never realize that if you weren't really paying attention. It makes me sad and angry. He's so generous, such a nice man.

End rant. Thank you, Keanu and Alexandra. You both rock.

LucaM
2016-02-24 23:52:03


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http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-keanu-reeves-shadows-20160224-story.html

Keanu and Alexandra Grant talk about how Shadows came to be.


and


http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/celebrities-theyre-in-art-now-too


Taluthah2016-02-25 16:25:08


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in my point of view the LA Times article would be worth to be added in the archive

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