Cindy Sherman's Office Killer: Another Kind of Monster (Intellect)

One of the twentieth century's most significant artists, Cindy Sherman has quietly uprooted conventional understandings of portraiture and art, questioning everything from identity to feminism. Critics around the world have taken Sherman's photographs and extensively examined what lies underneath. However, little critical ink has been spilled on Sherman's only film, "Office Killer," a piece that plays a significant role both in Sherman's body of work and in American art in the late twentieth century.

Dahlia Schweitzer breaks the silence with her trenchant analysis of "Office Killer" and explores the film on a variety of levels, combating head-on the art world's reluctance to discuss the movie and arguing instead that it is only through a close reading of the film that we can begin to appreciate the messages underlying all of Sherman's work.

The first book on this neglected piece of an esteemed artist's oeuvre, Cindy Sherman's "Office Killer" rescues the film from critical oblivion and situates it next to the artist's other iconic works.

Dahlia Schweitzer is a writer, teacher, and former cabaret star who has toured widely in Europe and the United States. Schweitzer's works include the books Queen of Hearts, Breathe With Me, Seduce Me, Lovergirl, and I've Been a Naughty Girl; essays in publications including Hyperallergic, Jump Cut, and The Journal of Popular Culture; and an album of electronic dance music, "Plastique." Dahlia currently teaches classes on writing, art, and film in Los Angeles while working towards her PhD in Cinema and Media Studies at UCLA.

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ISBN: 9781841507071
Published: Intellect Ltd - May 15th, 2014