Friday, May 11, 2012

Anthony McCall | Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin

Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture With Anthony McCall: Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture, Berlin's museum for contemporary art, Hamburger Bahnhof -- Museum für Gegenwart presents the largest exhibition of McCall's work to date. The museum presents a selection of Anthony McCall's works from the past ten years. The historic central hall of the former railway station has been transformed into a cinema space, filled only with the the haze and the veils of light that are typical for McCalls unique light installations, the so-called solid light films.

from Wikipedia: Anthony McCall is a British-born (1946)[1] American Avant-Garde artist, specializing in cinema/projected film. McCall was a key figure in the avant-garde London Film-makers Co-operative in the 1970s and his earliest films are documents of outdoor performances that were notable for their minimal use of the elements, most notably fire.[2] After moving to New York in 1973, McCall continued his fire performances and developed his ‘solid light’ film series, conceiving the Line Describing a Cone, in 1973. These works are simple projections that emphasize the sculptural qualities of a beam of light.[3]