The Getty Center
Date: Thursday, May 10, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations recommended. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Make Reservation" button below.

Tacita Dean / Jim Rakete
Artist Tacita Dean talks about FILM, her installation at the Tate Modern in London. This work is an 11-minute, silent 35 mm film that is projected onto a 13 meter-tall white monolith. Dean also discusses her use of masterful techniques of analogue filmmaking to create FILM, a work that would not have been possible in digital format. FILM has been called "a love letter to a disappearing medium." Dean is known for her use of film to capture fleeting moments of light and subtle shifts in movement with long, steady takes to create original works that would be impossible with other media.

Dean studied art at the Falmouth School of Art in England, the Supreme School of Fine Art in Athens, and the Slade School of Fine Art in London. Her work appeared at the Venice Biennale in 2003 and 2005. In 2006 she received the Hugo Boss Prize at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and in 2009, the Kurt Schwitters Prize, among other awards and recognitions. She currently works in Berlin.

Cinematographer Guillermo Navarro (Pan's Labyrinth) joins Dean following her presentation to present a proposal for UNESCO to recognize the medium of film as a world cultural heritage. A notable group of cineasts, cinematographers, and filmmakers are invited to discuss Navarro's proposal and the current urgent situation of this dying medium.

Tacita Dean. Amadeus (swell consopio), 2008. 16mm colour anamorphic film, Mute, 50 mins. Edition of 4 Inv. #12160. Courtesy: Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Presented in conjunction with the Getty Research Institute's Art on Screen initiative and part of the Film Screening and Artist's Talk.

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