Monday, 7 March 2011

ArtSlant Review: Morgan Fisher at Raven Row

Across the elegant floors of Spitalfields’ Raven Row, Morgan Fisher’s work delves deep into the belly of Hollywood. Specifically classic Hollywood, where 35mm film was the standard industry format and Fisher began his career-long obsession with peering beyond the confines of the silver screen to reflect on the art form and the means of its production.

The film Standard Gauge really helps establish the artist’s mindset. An ode to 35mm narrated by Fisher, it brings together off cuts of film that he foraged since his first job in movie production; the bits that did not serve a purpose and were subsequently binned. Fisher reveals what film tries to hide, and what audiences habitually ignore; namely its constructed nature, its mechanics and fakeness... (read more)

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