Donigan Cumming
Lying Quiet
Donigan Cumming


2004

Gale's reflections on the last ten years of Cumming's work, illustrated with colour images drawn from 143 recorded hours, make this publication an essential tool for understanding the latest developments in one of Canada's most uncompromising artistic practices. Long known for his arresting photographic studies of men and women marked by age, illness and neglect, Cumming has now turned to video. The directness of the medium collapses any remaining distinctions between "reality" and theater and further confounds Cumming's role of director, witness and participant. Gale's discussions of My Dinner With Weegee (2001), Voice: off and Cold Harbor (2003), intermingle commentary on the stories told, the actors playing them and the artist's own life. Accompanied by an artist's statement.

Lying Quiet
Toronto: Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, 2004.
166 pp 125 col. ill. 165 x 241 mm

ISBN: 0-9698547-4-9