Fiona Tan

Mountains and Molehills
Fiona Tan: Mountains and Molehills
Publisher: Co-published by Nai010, Rotterdam and EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, 2022
Dimensions: 24 x 17 cm
Pages: 160
ISBN: 978-94-6208-738-5
£ 25.00

This publication focuses on Fiona Tan's works Gray Glass (2020), Inventory (2012) and Footsteps (2022), the key works in the Eye Filmmuseum exhibition of the same name. Hanneke Grootenboer reflects in an essay on the way in which looking, thinking and time come together in Tan’s work. She places her oeuvre in a broad historical and philosophical context of visual culture. In an interview with Dana Linssen, Tan provides insight into the creative process and shares considerations about exhibiting her work.


The publication bears the character of a sketchbook, with texts and notes by the artist herself, and thus offers a valuable insight into her vision and working method. The works are richly illustrated with installation photos, film stills, and photos from behind the scenes. Finally, the full text of the works Brendan’s Isle (2010) and Island (2008) is included.


Exhibition: Fiona Tan: Mountains and Molehills, EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam, 1 October 2022–8 January 2023


Contributors: Hanneke Grootenboer, Dana Linssen