Points on a Line
by Sarah Morris, 2010, 35'
PHOTOGRAPHY: David Daniel, Lukasz Pruchnik   STILL PHOTOGRAPHY: Sean Dack
MUSIC: Liam Gillick   COMMISSIONED BY: Philip Johnson Glass House - a site of the National Trust per Historic Preservation
EDITING: Ryan Murphy  
PRODUCER: Mirelle Phillips   COURTESY: l’artista e Capitain Petzel, Berlino
Lukasz Pruchnik, Jigme Tenzing
  © Parallax 2010

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

In Points on a Line, the artist portrays two symbolic pieces of contemporary architecture: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House in Illinois, designed for Dr. Edith Farnsworth; and Philip Johnson’s Glass House in Connecticut, the architect’s home until 2005 and the site of an important art and design collection. The footage of the sites, filmed by day and night, dwells on the surrounding landscapes’ beauty and the frosty geometries of the spaces, lines and colors, decor and objects, which the artist observed, following the gestures and rhythms of a domestic routine which has become ordinary maintenance. Liam Gillick’s soundtrack punctuates the ideal dialogue created by Morris with the two architectures, and accompanies images of other places linked to the personal and professional experiences of their authors, which the film-maker visited during the film’s production.

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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