One of the most acclaimed artists of her generation, Turner Prize nominee, Tacita Dean, is known for her remarkable films, drawings, and photographs. Dean's poetic meditations on the passing of time or on the quality of certain light often feature contemplative cityscapes and dialogs with writers. They can also capture poignant moments like the setting of the sun or just the movement of the sea. Editing to the narrative of time, Dean… Read more
About the artwork
Commissioned by and first shown at the Turbine Hall in Tate Modern, this highly acclaimed film was projected onto an enormous vertical wall towering 13 meters high. Taking the form of a filmstrip complete with sprocket holes, Dean's piece is a reflection on the medium of analogue film and shot in the artist's characteristic 35mm format. This lithograph perfectly illustrates Dean's deep engagement in composition and showcases her masterful arrangement of each and every frame. Structured by its strong architectural elements and brightly colored sections, the beautiful shot film operates on multiple levels of meaning; it is at once a lithograph and a film still, yet also acts as a filmstrip. It moves between different mediums, yet firmly places itself in Dean's classic analogue world.