The Unilever Series 2011: Tacita Dean in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

Tate Modern has unveiled the 12th commission in The Unilever Series: Tacita Dean’s FILM.

Last year, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei covered Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in ceramic sunflower seeds. This year, Dean’s 13m-high film appears at the end of the darkened hall. The flickering images range from colour blocks to flowing water.

Dean is known for her film work, which in the past has captured the solar eclipse in Cornwall, the transition from day to dusk at a lighthouse near Berwick-upon-Tweed, and Merce Cunningham’s dance company rehearsing at a former Ford assembly plant.

With FILM, Dean wanted “to show film as film can be – film in its purest form”. Take a look at the video below and let us know what you think.

Tacita Dean’s FILM is at Tate Modern until 11 March 2012. Admission is free.

 

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