Carla M. Wilson focuses her unique vision on cinema in CURIOUS IMPOSSIBILITIES. Taking her cue from French New Wave films of the 1960s, Film Noir, and classics from the ‘70s and ‘80s, Wilson constructs a series of homages to ten visionary directors. Her “cinematic riffs” offer creative interpretations of their iconic films that broke stylistic boundaries using non-traditional techniques.
CURIOUS IMPOSSIBILITIES subtly reveals the universal pertinence these timeless films bring to audiences culturally and artistically, socially and politically. Wilson’s interpretations and imagined dialogues usher the reader into a magical new theatre where darkness becomes illumination.
“…Wilson invites us into an awareness of the blurred line between reality and fiction rooted, I believe, in Wilson’s early formative experiences in moving into and out of that dark room, the movie theatre, in and out of dream and reality until they began to merge in her imagination. It is this dialectic — realized in dialogue — that interests this very talented author.” —from the introduction by James R. Hugunin
- Paperback: 136 pages
- Publisher: Black Scat Books (September 25, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0999262203
- ISBN-13: 978-0999262207
Imagined interviews with 15 world-famous artists: Yoko Ono, Andy Warhol, Alfred Hitchcock, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Georgia O’Keeffe, Louise Bourgeois, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dalí, Leonora Carrington, Madge Gill, Balthus, Béla Lugosi, Agatha Christie and—yes—even Anonymous. Carla M. Wilson cleverly penetrates the facade of celebrity and brings us closer to the human being behind the brand. This quirky experimental work mixes fact & fiction and will amuse, educate, demystify, and delight.
“By way of Wilson’s splendid imagination, curious encounters guaranteed.” —Edith Doove
“In IMPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS Carla Wilson performs with great aplomb the impossibly perilous feat of the imagined interview. She has selected some of the most difficult interview subjects possible (artists!), and imagines how meetings between an interviewer who has done her research and really wants to engage these oddballs in conversation might play out. The results are delightful, perhaps even more for the agonies the interviewer has to endure than for the eccentricities of the artists themselves. Pity the poor interviewer, especially since the voices in this book are so well heard that one can actually imagine these troublesome characters to be in the room, making life for the interviewer uncomfortably difficult. What a sublime achievement!” —Eckhard Gerdes
*American Book Review
- Paperback: 220 pages
- Publisher: BLACK SCAT BOOKS (August 2, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0692440704
- ISBN-13: 978-0692440704