Jack Goldstein: Under Water Sea Fantasy

Curated by: Helga Pakasaar

Jack Goldstein, an important figure in contemporary art since the late 1970s, produced a diverse body of work including performances, films, vinyl records, sound works, painting and photography. Under Water Sea Fantasy, begun in 1983, was finished shortly before his death in 2003. In this short film the artist brings to bear an acute understanding of the perception of spectacle and sound image interaction. Footage of natural phenomenon - underwater life, volcanic eruptions, a lunar eclipse – is montaged into a compelling spectacle in a flow of appearing and disappearing energies. Born in Montreal, Jack Goldstein’s lived in the U.S and was part of the Cal Arts mafia. Over the years he exhibited widely and most recently had solo exhibitions at the Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart and the Whitney Museum.

Gallery Press Release

still from "Under Water Sea Fantasy", 1983/2003 16 mm, color, sound, 6'30''. Courtesy of Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne and the Jack Goldstein Estate
still from "Under Water Sea Fantasy", 1983/2003 16 mm, color, sound, 6'30''. Courtesy of Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne and the Jack Goldstein Estate
Jack Goldstein, Gallery Invitation - front
Gallery Invitation - front
Jack Goldstein, Gallery Invitation - back
Gallery Invitation - back