Anthony McCall. Split Second
06.20.2024 - 11.10.2024
Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the Museum’s program devoted to artistic practices of the moving image, the Film & Video Gallery will host the radically abstract, film-based work of Anthony McCall (b. 1946, St. Paul's Cray, UK). Characteristic and always enigmatic, the work of this British-born, New York-based artist characteristically generates sculptural phenomena by means of cinematic projections, though it can also be perceived from the perspective of drawing expanded in space or light art.
Since in the 1970s up to the present day, McCall has produced his installations around the idea of “solid light,” a concept referring to the volume effects generated by the controlled projection of planes of light in the exhibition space, producing shapes that hypnotically and intangibly move throughout the darkness of the gallery. In clear dialogue with the works of Richard Serra and Lucio Fontana in the Museum Collection, this exhibition will feature the premier of a single new work, titled Split Second (Mirror) IV (2024), alongside the historic projection piece Miniature in Black and White (1972) and a series of photographic prints.
Curator: Manuel Cirauqui
Face to Face, 2018
Exhibition view at the Hepworth Wakefield, United Kingdom, 2018
Photo: Darren O’Brien/Guzelian Pictures. Courtesy the artist