Shame – directed by Steve McQueen – GFT2 -2011

Shame is the second feature film by renowned artist Steve McQueen, winner of the Turner Prize in 1999. McQueen has always experimented in film and used it as part of his art work, particularly in installation work, however it was not until 2008 when he released Hunger that he became a pure film maker. On the … Continue reading

Homeless Vehicle Project – Krzysztof Wodiczko – Site – Place – Context – 1987-1989

Wodiczko is an artist most well known for his large scale projections onto public monuments, he is quite political and often projects images that radically change the meaning of the building creating what he calls a ‘counter-monument’. However Wodiczko has also created works of art that he calls social actions. Speaking of his project the Homeless … Continue reading

Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine – directed by Marion Cajori – 2008

  Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine is a 2008 documentary on the sculptor Louise Bourgeois by  Marion Cajori filmed between 1993 to 2007. The film focuses largely on Bourgeois’ work but looks at how her experiences have changed her and how she creates her work, in particular her childhood and relationship with … Continue reading

Richard Serra – St John’s Rotary Ark, 1980, New York

Richard Serra is an American sculptor who works largely with sheet metal creating minimal forms on a huge scale. He was involved in the process art movement. The simple structures used in Serra’s work contrasts well with the city environments he usually places them in. The smooth geometric forms, often made of dark heavy steel, … Continue reading