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Lewis, Mark (2009) Backstory. [Art/Design Item]

Type of Research: Art/Design Item
Creators: Lewis, Mark

'In Backstory, Lewis invited the Hansard family, which has been instrumental in the provision and development of rear projection for hundreds of Hollywood productions over several decades, to tell (with humour and straight-laced directness) their own story of the heyday of the techniques and their decline and disappearance as they are replaced by new technologies and new tastes in visibility.'

Jeff Wall, April 2009

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
Date: 2009
Related Websites: http://www.marklewisstudio.com
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Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di VeneziaJune 2009
Future Projections, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, CanadaJune 2009
Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, CanadaSeptember 2009
Lo schermo dell arte, Florence, ItalyNovember 2009
Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam, The NetherlandsNovember 2009
Date Deposited: 18 May 2010 08:59
Last Modified: 18 May 2010 15:16
Item ID: 2046
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/2046

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