Study for 'Leaving'

Estimate: $2,000.
Anthony McCall is best known as a pioneer in the history of experimental cinema and installation art. His “Leaving” series features solid light works in which a projected beam of light is the primary focus of the composition, rather than the image showing on a screen.

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About Anthony McCall

Best known as a pioneer in the history of experimental cinema and installation art, Anthony McCall began his career in the avant-garde London Filmmakers Cooperative in the 1970s. Shortly after moving to New York in 1973, he produced the first of his infamous “solid-light” installations, titled Line Describing a Cone (1973). Between 1973 and 1975, McCall produced a number of these works—in which 16mm films would be projected in haze-filled rooms and create the illusion of volume, with the projected light often expanding, contracting, or sweeping through the exhibition space. Toward the end of the 1970s, McCall began a 20-year hiatus. In the 1990s, he revisited his early series, this time using computer scripts and digital projections.

American, b. 1946, London, United Kingdom, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2014
Anthony McCall - Solid Light Films and Other Works (1971-2014), EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Amsterdam