Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and Vancouver Art Gallery (2009)
English, French, Italian
Texts by: Barbara Fischer, Grant Arnold, David Campany, Klaus Biesenbach & Laura Mulvey.
In conjunction with Mark Lewis: Cold Morning, the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery produced a 160-page full colour catalogue in partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery. The catalogue (written in three languages) includes four essays and one interview, with each contribution emphasizing a specific aspect of Lewis’s work. The catalogue includes a foreword by Kathleen Bartels (Director, Vancouver Art Gallery) and Barbara Fischer. Vancouver Art Gallery curator, Grant Arnold, presents an introduction to the overall direction and interests of Lewis’s film-based works from 1999 onward. Writer David Campany contributes a theoretical approach toward the themes and strategies of Lewis’s films, with a particular emphasis on modernity and its cinematic tropes. Laura Mulvey’s essay is a thoroughly inspiring analysis of rear projection in the history of cinema and its appearance in Lewis’s work. Barbara Fischer focuses on the nature of film and location as it appears in Lewis’s work, with particular emphasis on the spatial and temporal disjunctions that seem to be a thread in the work and prepare our interest in rear projection. An interview between Mark Lewis and Klaus Biesenbach (Director of MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large at the Museum of Modern Art, New York), rounds out the catalogue with an informative discussion of the developments of technology and the relationship between the artist’s work and emergent forms of cinema.