Critical Writing Index

Collided, Crashed and Assimilated: Mark Lewis makes art with documentaries

by Annette Mangaard

POV, Fall 2009, no. 75, pp. 16-19

Independent filmaker Annette Mangaard discusses Canadian artist Mark Lewis' video installation exhibited at the 2009 Venice Biennale. In light of the numerous video and film based art works that dominated the Biennale, Mangaard explores the interplay of visual and media art. Looking at Lewis' installation, titled Cold Morning, as a series of short documentaries presented in a traditional art space, Mangaard questions the experience of viewing film as art work outside the conventional space of cinema.

ITEM 2009.078 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Nathan Phillip Square, A Winter's Night, Skating (2009)Mark Lewis

Back Story (2009)Mark Lewis

Cold Morning (2009)Mark Lewis

TD Centre 54th FloorMark Lewis

Giardini (2009)Steve McQueen

MaddestmaximvsShawn Gladwell

Apology to RoadkillShawn Gladwell

Rise and FallFiona Tan

DisorientFiona Tan