Photographs by Anthony Goicolea.
Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, 2002. 160 pp., 84 color illustrations, 9x13".
This fantastic new book from Twin Palms Publishers, with accompanying DVD of video-shorts, brings to a much broader audience the work of Brooklyn-based multi-media artist Goicolea. His work is entirely self-portraiture, presented in very carefully staged cinematic tableaux's in which he plays a host of characters. "Through digital manipulation, I am able to clone myself and create scenarios in which I act out childhood incidents such as fight scenes, first kisses, and deranged play dates. These works are simultaneously rooted in nostalgia and science fiction. While hinting at the past and early Freudian developmental stages of youth, they also refer to new medical and technological breakthroughs in fertility drugs and gene cloning with biting cynicism and humor."-Anthony Goicolea. The book itself is magnificent, as are all Twins Palms projects. The work is psychological and metaphorical at one and the same time, seamlessly presented.
About the Limited Edition
Autographed second edition of 50 copies laid in a clamshell box with an original print signed by the artist.