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Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis (1958) is interested in the history and theory of cinema as well as its production conditions. His films stand out for their pictorial quality which provides a direct link with the history of painting. They are composed of sequences of great formal density and a rich content of references. Mark Lewis’s work does not only question the habits of our view of cinema. It also invites us to re-evaluate our perception of reality through its precise recording of apparently simple scenes.

In Spadina: Reverse Dolly, Zoom, Nude, Lewis establishes cinematic continuity between three separate scenes. The title indicates the place and progress of the film: it is a three-minute single shot, filmed in Spadina Road in the north of Toronto. We follow the transition from a close-up to a wide shot, all with the fluidity of a long dolly shot that is carefully developed. The movement begins with a reverse dolly shot, going from details of leaves on a tree to a wide shot of an urban landscape, then zooms towards a building and ends on an image of a woman taking some fresh air on her balcony.

Artworks

  1. Mark Lewis Brass Rail, 2003

    Film 35 mm transféré sur DVD, couleur, muet
    3 min 50 sec
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2001
    © Photo : Nicolas Lachner

  1. Mark Lewis Brass Rail (Photos Location), 2003

    8 photographies couleur
    50,5 x 61 cm chacune
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2004 - l'artiste
    © Photo : Rémi Villaggi

  1. Mark Lewis Downtown: Tilt, Zoom and Pan, 2005

    Film 35 mm couleur numérisé, muet
    4 min 40 sec
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    © Mark Lewis

  1. Mark Lewis Forte!, 2010

    Film numérisé, couleur, silencieux
    6 min 15 sec
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2015 – Allen & Overy
    © Mark Lewis

  1. Mark Lewis Jay’s Garden, 2001

    Film 35 mm couleur numérisée, muet
    5 min 15 sec
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2002
    © Mark Lewis

  1. Mark Lewis Queensway: Zoom and Pan, 2005

    Film 35 mm couleur numérisé, muet
    3 min
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2006
    © Mark Lewis

  1. Mark Lewis Spadina: Reverse Dolly, Zoom, Nude, 2005

    Film 35 mm couleur numérisé, muet
    2 min 55 sec
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2006
    © Mark Lewis

Marina Abramović, "Video Portrait Gallery", 1975-1998 | Collection Mudam Luxembourg | Acquisition 2001
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