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.
Anthony McCall is a British-born (1946) 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.
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.