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Steve McQueen | Caribs’ Leap / Western Deep

Book relating to an exhibition, 2002
Published by: Artangel, Documenta, Fundação de Serralves, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Jean
Year published: 2002
Number of pages: 127
ISBN: 1-902201-15-9

image of Steve McQueen | Caribs’ Leap / Western Deep

Hardback catologue produced to accompany the commission and tour of 2 films - 127 pages

Title: Steve McQueen: Caribs’ Leap/Western Deep
Editor: James Lingood; Book design and co-ordination: Luc Derycke
Printed and bound by: Lannoo, Tielt, Belgium; © Artangel, Documenta, Fundaàçà£o de Serralves, Fundacià Antoni Tàpies, Jean Fisher and Steve McQueen; Printed in a first edition of 2000 copies, 2000
ISBN 1-902201-15-9, ISBN 972-739-106-0 (Fundaàçào de Serralves)

Films Commissioned by Artangel and Documenta
Films screened at: Documenta XI: 9 June - 15 September 2002; Artangel (at the Lumiere, London): 4 October - 10 November 2002; Museu de Arte Contemporànea de Serralves, Porto: 25 January - 13 April 2003; Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre: 25 April - 26 May 2003; Fundacià Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona: 5 December - 16 February 2003

Catalogue consists of still images from Caribs’ Leap and Western Deep and an essay by: Jean Fisher - Imitations of the Real: On Western Deep and Caribs’ Leap.

From the Artangel website: “McQueen’s project brought together two different experiences from two different places - from the island of Grenada, where McQueen’s parents were born, and from a working gold mine in South Africa. Caribs’ Leap journeys into the historical interior of the Caribbean island of Grenada. In 1651, rather than surrendering to French soldiers, a large number of Caribs threw themselves over the cliffs onto the rocks below. This ultimate act of resistance is one focus of McQueen’s film which was largely shot on location in Sauteurs in Grenada, where this act of collective sacrifice took place. Western Deep journeys into the physical interior of the deepest gold mine in the world, the Tautona mines near Johannesburg in South Africa. McQueen takes the viewer into the darkness and claustrophobia of the lifts and shafts, the dust and the noise of the working faces.”

Related people

»  Steve McQueen OBE, CBE

Born, 1969 in London, UK

Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  Artangel

London, United Kingdom

»  Fundació Antoni Tàpies

Barcelona, Spain

»  Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre

Coventry, United Kingdom