October 15, 2017 to January 7, 2018
Opening on Saturday October 14 at 6pm
Anthony McCall will show “Leaving (With Two-Minute Silence)”, a double-projection and soundwork, of 2009, produced in association with the musician and the composer David Grubbs.
First work of the artist in thirty years to include sound, the piece consists of two spatially parallel horizontal projected forms. The first begins as a complete elliptical cone, which is systematically cut away until nothing is left. The other starts with nothing and systematically grows until it becomes a complete elliptical cone.
The sonic environment operates as a just-audible « shroud » built from two opposing soundspaces: the traffic of the city emitting from one side of the space, the liquid sounds of a city harbour from the other. During each sub-cycle, at a moment when the emerging form and the disappearing form are precise opposites of the other, the motion freezes and the sound vanishes, to produce a transient moment where time stands still.
Anthony McCall, an English avant-garde film director, was born in 1946 and lives and works in New-York. A proponent of experimental cinema, inspired both by the visual arts and the cinema, he is known for his series of “solid light” films in which he showcases a light source, an essential component of films.
Among recent exhibitions of the artist, we can mention : About Time : Photography in a Moment of Change, SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA ; Anthony McCall: Solid Light, Performance and Public Works, Fundacio Gaspar, Barcelone, Spain ; Anthony McCall: Swell, Necada Museum of Art, Reno, USA ; Dreamlands : Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016, Whitney Museum pf American Art, NY, USA ; Anthony McCall : Crossing, QAGOMA, Brisbane, AUS.
Leaving (With Two-Minute Silence), 2009
Computer, movie file, video projectors, audio speakers, haze machines. One cycle: 32-minutes. (Edition of 3)
Leaving (With Two-Minute Silence), 2006-8
Working drawings, 360 degree turn. Set of 24, framed 28cm x 35cm each. (Unique works)
From October 15 2017 to January 7 2018
Open every day except Tuesday from 2 PM to 6.
Closed on December 24, 25 and 31 and January 1st.