Thursday, August 30, 2007

Four Projected Movements

Anthony McCall, Four Projected Movements at New Langton Arts.

Friday and Saturday, 14 Sep 2007 to 15 Sep 2007 Friday, 7-9pm Film “Performance” (75min) Followed by a reception with the artist. Saturday, 12-5pm Ongoing projection.

Anthony McCall has been creating film installations and performances for over 30 years. Four Projected Movements was produced in 1975 as a further exploration of his previous work Long Film for Four Projectors, and it has rarely been shown in the US. It is the last piece of his series of “solid light” films that used projector and film. For McCall Four Projected Movements is a succinct rendering of the structural principal of Long Film for Four Projectors. It uses one of the light wedges from Long Film for Four Projectors and explores the seeming gravitational pull that his solid light forms are famous for.

Placing one of the wedges into the corner of the gallery, parallel to the wall, a single fifteen-minute reel of film is run through the projector in four different ways: head-to-tail, tail-to-head, head-to-tail back-to-front, and tail-to-head back-to-front. This produces four different sweeps through space: wall to corner, ceiling to corner, corner to floor and ceiling to wall. The moving wedge interacts with the actual architectural frame. The plane of light transitions vertically and horizontally, confronting the viewer with a question of spatial orientation and movement.

Anthony McCall works in film, video, and installation. Over the past few years he has exhibited at Tate Britain, London; the Mead Gallery at the University of Warwick, Warwick; the 2004 Whitney Biennial, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou / La Maison Rouge, Paris; Galerie Martine Aboucaya, Paris; Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne; Gagosian Gallery, London; MACBA, Barcelona; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; and Nationalgalerie Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin.

Events taking place at SFMOMA* Artist Talk: Anthony McCall September 13, 2007, 6:30pm Followed by Crime in Choir performance at 9pm*for details and ticketing information visit

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