By Paul Schimmel with Gloria Sutton
Essays by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Diedrich Diederischsen, Chrissie Iles, Lars Bang Larsen, Midori Matsui, and Paul Schimmel
This catalogue accompanied the exhibition Ecstasy: In and About Altered States, on view at MOCA October 2005 – February 2006.
An international survey of work by approximately 30 artists exploring altered states and alternative modes of perception, Ecstasy features painting, sculpture, video, film, installation, photography, and new media by some of today's leading artists as well as the most promising work by the up-and-coming generation. Ecstasy presents recent and specially commissioned works that challenge notions of interactivity while generating a heightened aural and visual experience for the individual. Featured artists include Franz Ackermann, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Francis Alÿs, Chiho Aoshima, assume vivid astro focus, Massimo Bartolini, Tatsurou Bashi, Glenn Brown, Janet Cardiff and Georges Bures Miller, Olafur Eliasson, Lara Favaretto, Sylvie Fleury, Tom Friedman, Rodney Graham, Jeppe Hein, Carsten Höller, Pierre Huyghe, Ann Veronica Janssens, Ann Lislegaard, Matt Mullican, Takashi Murakami, Paul Noble, Roxy Paine, Charles Ray, Erwin Redl, Pipilotti Rist, Paul Sietsema, Fred Tomaselli, and Klaus Weber.
Hardcover; 248 pages
Published by MOCA, The MIT Press (November 1, 2005)