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    Mark Lewis

    Mulvey, Laura (2009) Mark Lewis. Modern painters 21 (4), pp. 60-65. ISSN 0953-6698.

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    Mark Lewis is representing Canada at the 2009 Venice Biennale. Lewis has been interested in the old, celluloid-based special-effects technology known as rear projection for some time. His new rear-projection film, Nathan Phillips Square, A Winters Night, Skating (2009), will be shown at the Biennale. He will also be showing his documentary Backstory: Hansard Rear Projection (2009), about the Hansard family, whose work with this technology in Hollywood spans three generations. Now that obsolescence has overtaken rear projection, its paradoxes can be simultaneously related back to its own historical period and reconfigured in the present. Lewis's work returns to the problem of modernity, to the dilemma of its irretrievable pastness and its continued centrality to thought about art and politics.


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