Critical Writing Index

So Much To See: The Films of Mark Lewis

by Nancy Tousley

Canadian Art, Summer 2009, v. 26, no. 2, pp. 48-55

This retrospective survey of Mark Lewis’s film career arrives just in time for his showcase of Cold Morning at the Canada Pavilion of the Venice Biennale. Nancy Tousley overviews his work since his entry to the medium in 1991, documenting its formalist, sculptural tendencies: Lewis turns the pans, tilts, and zooms of the camera into a graceful language of abstraction. Notably, he asserts that film became modern when rear projection was invented, “when the medium began to quote itself.”

ITEM 2009.043 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Downtown: Tolt, Zoom and PanMark Lewis

Harper RoadMark Lewis

Rush Hour, Morning and Evening, CheapsideMark Lewis

Rear Projection (Molly Parker)Mark Lewis

The FightMark Lewis

BackstoryMark Lewis

Nathan Philips SquareMark Lewis

A Winter's Night, SkatingMark Lewis

Cold MorningMark Lewis

TD Centre, 54th FloorMark Lewis

Disgraced MonumentsMark Lewis

Two Impossible FilmsMark Lewis

Children's Games, Heygate EstateMark Lewis

Algonquin Park, Early MarchMark Lewis

Jay's Garden, MalibuMark Lewis

Off Leash, High ParkMark Lewis

SmithfieldMark Lewis

IsocelesMark Lewis

Gladwell's Picture WindowMark Lewis