Tacita Dean - JG Academy Museum
Space, time, and change are fundamental qualities of cinema, but the variety of ways they can be uniquely explored in analog motion picture film have led many artists to develop their own techniques, ideas, and languages in which the physicality of the medium plays an important role. This program showcases three very different films from three artists, each exploring and celebrating the vividly immersive nature of film by approaching its materiality in a variety of visually phenomenal ways.
Tacita Dean’s rumination on J.G. Ballard, the Spiral Jetty, and contrasts of human and geologic time is a spectacular anamorphic canvas of complex and poetic in-camera compositing, using a unique system of custom-designed photographic masks.