I was one of four artists invited by Modus Operandi to create a major new outdoor work. In the resulting film, ‘Rush Hour’ I filmed the elongated shadows cast by commuters during the City’s morning and afternoon. Inverted and projected larger than life in Queen Street London these became a moving tableau presenting the familiar in a new way.
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Uses film as gallery installation medium to reflect and form critique of dominant cultural forms as they are reflected in cinema. Exhibited internationally in galleries and film festivals
The work, mainly using film as a gallery installation medium, reflects and forms a critique of dominant cultural forms as they are represented in cinema. The installations, like 'Peeping Tom' and 'Upside Down Touch of Evil' make direct reference to existing works in the cannon and 'The Pitch' reflects on the way the process of cinema production marginalises fundamental aspects of the culture by examining particularly the 'role' of the film extra. The work has received wide exhibition in galleries and film festivals, received critical review and won awards.
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|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design|
|Date:||16 November 2005|
|Funders:||The Corporation of London|
|Related Websites:||http://www.marklewisstudio.com/films2/Rush_Hour.htm, http://www.marklewisstudio.com, http://www.fillip.ca/content/mark-lewis-moving-pictures, http://www.independentcinemaoffice.org.uk/index_rushhour.ht|
|Related Exhibitions:||Art Unlimited, Art Basel, June 2006, New Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art New York, May 2007, Kassel Documenta, May 2007|
|Event Location:||Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania|
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|Deposited By:||INVALID USER|
|Deposited On:||04 Dec 2009 14:00|
|Last Modified:||26 Sep 2011 13:47|