Mark Lewis by Mark LewisMark Lewis by Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis

EditorMark Lewis, Karen Allen

Hardcover | August 28, 2006

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Mark Lewis's films are remarkable, not only for their rich and highly seductive use of light and color, but also for the way in which they pay homage to both classic Hollywood cinema and the avant-garde while remaining outside of both traditions. Mark Lewis is the first book to explore thisacclaimed Canadian's art, and it features images from several of his works, including his most recent piece, Rear Projection.This film, in particular, documents a significant shift in Lewis's practice. Actress Molly Parker, known for her roles in Six Feet Under and Deadwood, is superimposed against the bleak landscape of rural Ontario using the standard Hollywood technique of rear projection. Lewis takes what was, for oldHollywood, a tool meant to convey seamless realism, and foregrounds its essential trickery. Another piece incorporates the dreary backdrops of concrete council flats in the same way. In both settings the film takes on a painterly quality, referencing and restaging traditional portraiture tostartling effect.Accompanied by essays by Philippe-Alain Michaud, Laura Mulvey, and Michael Rush that place Lewis's work next to that of his contemporaries, Mark Lewis reaches insightful conclusions about the evolving relationship between film, technology, painting, and photography.
Mark Lewis's films are in major public and private collections. His forthcoming solo show at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) will soon tour worldwide. Karen Allen is a curator at FACT in Liverpool.
Title:Mark LewisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 8.39 × 0.59 inPublished:August 28, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1846310377

ISBN - 13:9781846310379


Table of Contents

Karen Allen
Small Sensations: Mark Lewis and the Movies
Pequeñas sensaciones:  Mark Lewis y el cine
Michael Connor
In Depth, Briefly:  The Films of Mark Lewis
En profundidad, brevemente: las peliculas de Mark Lewis
Michael Rush
Mark Lewis, from September (2001) to Early March (2002)
Mark Lewis, de September (2001) a Early March (2002)
Philippe-Alain Michaud
Within a Single Shot  Continuities and Discontinuities of Time and Space
En una tome única:  continuidades y discontinuidades del tiempo y el espacio
Laura Mulvey
Portraits and Rear Projections
Notes on Contributors