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Title

Eye on You from Monodramas

Artist

Stan Douglas

Date

1991

Institution Walker Art Center
Location Not on view.
Eye on You from Monodramas, Stan Douglas
Courtesy Walker Art Center
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Medium: Photographs | gelatin silver print
Size: overall sheet 10.9375 x 19.8125 inches
Culture: Canadian
Inscriptions: in pencil on reverse at lower left "Stan Douglas,"; in pencil on reverse at lower left "Monodramas (1991)" and at lower right "3/5"
Physical Description: Photograph of an apartment building perched on a hill at the left side of sheet. Cinematic description of Monodramas segment featuring this image to the right of the photograph. Text: "Eye on YouEarly evening, a visibly tired young man is found at home in his second-storey apartment, eating warmed-up pizza, and watching the end of one ofhis favourite movies, Cape Fear. Directly besides his television set, the viewbeyond a balcony presents a minor highway that borders a light-industrialarea. Throughout, the protagonist is obviously bothered by something, buteven he is not entirely sure what this something might be.1. Pizza in hand, he returns to his kitchen. The room is generally dim, butthe darkness is punctuated by the flickering light typical of a television set.He passes by the TV to take in the view from his balcony. Something catcheshis attention.2. He moves into a medium shot, then, as he looks down, the rhythm of hischewing slows.3. A point-of-view shot presents the grassy, poorly maintained hill below, anda man standing perfectly still, staring at some distant object.4. Return to shot 2., the man inside finally swallows. He then turns andrushes out of the frame.5. Return to shot 3., the stranger gone.6. Return to shot 4., the man gone.7. From a position well below where the spectator had stood, the man is seenrunning down the hill and frantically looking for his stranger.8. Return to something like shot 3., the man is seen in a familiar pose.Finally, he returns to look directly at the camera–with a empty mouth, he swallows once more.9. Title: EYE ON YOU."
Credit: Collection Walker Art Center; McKnight Acquisition Fund, 1996
Accession Number: 1996.192
Artist: Stan Douglas, Canadian, b. Vancouver, Canada, 1960
Role: Artist
Nationality: Canadian
Life Dates: Canadian, b. Vancouver, Canada, 1960

Artist: N.A.
Role: Author
Added to Site: March 1, 2009