Tacita Dean FILM

The first showing since its highly acclaimed debut in London as the Tate Turbine Hall Commission in 2012, Tacita Dean’s, FILM, is an epic, episodic homage to the analogue processes of celluloid cinema.

Art Exhibition previously on at ACCA - Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 10 October 2013 to Sunday 24 November 2013

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Unexpectedly turning the presentation of film into a vertical reel format, this awesomely scaled work reinvents and rescues the techniques of hand-made special effects and montage to reveal the artistry in film making. Dean brings our attention to the beautiful, auratic qualities and historical uses of light through film and highlights the special effects made possible by hand tinting, manual editing, and scene-making, to produce a grand, yet detailed distillation of film and its aesthetic qualities. ACCA’s main gallery space provides the ideal proportions and setting for this once in a life-time film experience.

35mm colour and black & white portrait format anamorphic film with hand-tinted sequences, mute, continuous loop, 11 minutes.

Tacita Dean FILM is part of GREAT Arts 13, presented by the British Council.

FILM is presented by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art & Melbourne Festival.