John Gill / Jens Hoffmann / Gilane Tawadros - Alien Nation
In the cinema of the 1950s and ‘60s the fear of an atomic catastrophe or a communist attack were processed in science fiction films. Alien Nation introduces twelve contemporary artists, whose sometimes humorous, sometimes provocative works of film, sculpture, photography, and installation describe a disquieting image of the current way of dealing with the frequently decried ‘invasion’ of immigrants, asylum seekers, or people of different skin colors and beliefs. Besides biographies of all the artists, the volume also contains a small selection of original posters for science fiction films and a glossary of the names of extraterrestrials in each of their films. 120 pp., 92 ills., 19,90 x 27,80 cm, hardcover. One foldout.