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The Spectacle of the Everyday

Lewis, Mark (2009) The Spectacle of the Everyday. [Show/Exhibition]

Type of Research: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Lewis, Mark

Mark Lewis is interested in what could be considered the cinema’s raw materials: zooms, panoramas and still shots. The artist reassigns the classic conventions of cinema, offering the spectator a fresh take on the essence of a subject, situation or action. Lewis thus explores the techniques of the film industry by making what he describes as “cinema in bits”, i.e. filmic elements that he isolates in the form of self-contained works.

Other Contributors:
CuratorHanru, Hou
Additional Information (Publicly available):

Mark Lewis

Research Interests

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

Current Research

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 September 2009
Related Websites: http://www.marklewisstudio.com
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
10th Biennale de Lyon, France16 September 20093 January 2010
Date Deposited: 18 May 2010 09:29
Last Modified: 18 May 2010 15:15
Item ID: 2049
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/2049

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