Tacita Dean, JG, 2013. Color and black and white anamorphic 35mm film with optical sound, 26 ½ minutes. ©Tacita Dean courtesy Frith Street Gallery, London/Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris.
In 2010, Center funding made possible the commission of a new 26 1/2-minute work in 35mm anamorphic film by Berlin-based, British artist Tacita Dean. Titled JG in homage to the writer J.G. Ballard, the film was shot on location in the saline landscapes of Utah and central California and was inspired, in part, by Dean's correspondence with Ballard, his short story "The Voices of Time" (1960), and Robert Smithson's iconic earthwork and film Spiral Jetty (both works, 1970). Ballard advised Dean to treat Smithson's jetty "as a mystery that her film [would] solve."
Currently at the Film Forum in New York City, Tacita Dean's JG is being presented with Visions of Mary Frank, a portrait of the the artist Mary Frank by filmmaker John Cohen.
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