Tacita Dean

FILM Still for ACCA, 2013

Tacita Dean’s FILM stills stem from her 2011 work FILM, commissioned to be exhibited in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern. FILM stills’ primary focus is the exploration of film both as medium and as object. Incited by the riddle-like allegory of René Daumal’s novel Mount Analogue (1952), a vast mountain only visible to those who believe in its existence, FILM (and in extension FILM stills) beckons the viewer to become a believer. Believing herself in the analogue (versus digital), and in the handcraft of film, Dean wrote that with this work she strove to “revive spontaneity and risk,” showing “film as film can be.”

Print technique
Offset lithography
Zerkall Bütten 145g
Paper size 75 x 42 cm
Edition of 25
Registration no
TaD 13 002-1
Printed by Julie Dam, Niels Borch Jensen
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

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