The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor at MASS MoCA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor features the work of 6 artists — Rosa Barba, Matthew Buckingham, Tacita Dean, Rodney Graham, Lisa Oppenheim, and Simon Starling — “who capitalize on film’s particular visual, material, aural, and even metaphoric characteristics. Film’s associations with light, motion, perception, time are among the themes evident in the MASS MoCA exhibition, as is the history of film and its close relationship to the technological advances of the last century and a half.

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Tacita Dean, The Green Ray, 2001 (detail)

 

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Lisa Oppenheim; Smoke, 2013; Two channel digital video animation, looped

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Rodney Graham Torqued Chandelier Release, 2005; 35mm color film, purpose-built projector at 48 fps, 5 minutes, loopedImage

 

Simon Starling; Black Drop, 2012 35mm black and white film transferred to HD, sound, 27 minutes 42 seconds, looped

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