by Sarah Morris, 2011, 68'
MUSIC: Liam Gillick   STILL PHOTOGRAPHY: Sean Dack
EDITING: Paul Zucker   COURTESY: l’artista e Capitain Petzel, Berlino
PRODUCER: Mirelle Phillips   @ Parallax 2011

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film Presented at The Screen of the Arts 2011
In collaboration with Museo Marino Marini, Firenze

A painter and filmmaker, Sarah Morris worked on rigorous, seductive abstract pictorial and cinematographic compositions during the 90s, investigating the transformation of contemporary metropolitan scenarios through architecture. Along with Chicago constitutes the last leg of a wide-range project of city portraits developed by the artist during the last few years. 8 years in the making, the film centers around the city’s most famous building, the John Hancock Center, a pioneering multifunctional skyscraper, home to apartments, offices, shops and the highest swimming pool in the USA. In Morris’ cinematic narrative, which benefits from Liam Gillick’s musical collaboration, the Center becomes an observation point on the teeming urban and social macrocosm and microcosm, and looks, due to two huge antennae at the summit, like an enormous insect, which inspired the artist in her Antenna painting series.

Sarah Morris
Born in London in 1967, winner of the American Academy - Philip Morris Award in 1999-2000; Berlin Prize Fellow and Joan Mitchell Painting Award in 2001-2002, she has exhibited in many museums around the world, including the Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover; Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen; Miami MOCA; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.; Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. In 2009, the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna hosted her first Italian one-person show. Lives and works between New York and London.

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