b. 1965, Canterbury, England
The films, drawings and other works by British European artist Tacita Dean are extremely original. Her recent film portraits express something that neither painting nor photography can capture. They are purely film. And while Dean can appreciate the past, her art avoids any kind of academic approach. Dean‘s art is carried by a sense of history, time and place, light quality and the essence of the film itself. The focus of her subtle but ambitious work is the truth of the moment, the film as a medium and the sensibilities of the individual.
2 synchronised 35mm anamorphic colour films, optical sound, with a running time of exactly one hour. Film still (detail)