Anthony McCall
You and I, Horizontal, 2005

The British-born McCall, a pioneer in the history of experimental cinema and installation art, merges film, drawing, and performance in his practice. From 1973-75 he developed his solid light films, which emphasize the sculptural qualities of a light beam as it comes in contact with particles in the air; in this case, vapor from a theatrical haze machine.

We become active participants in his work by interacting with the three-dimensional ray. The artist also draws our attention to the projector itself and to the slowly evolving image (various combinations of an ellipse, a floating line, and a traveling wave) that is cast onto the wall of the gallery.

You and I, Horizontal belongs to a recent series of installations that translate the vocabulary of McCall’s early solid light works, which he produced in 16-millimeter film, into a new medium: a computer script projected digitally.

Artwork Info

Artwork title
You and I, Horizontal
Artist name
Anthony McCall
Date created
2005
Classification
installation
Medium
computer
Dimensions
dimensions variable
Date Acquired
2006
Credit
Collection SFMOMA
Accessions Committee Fund purchase
Copyright
© Anthony McCall
Permanent URL
https://www.sfmoma.org/artwork/2006.114
Artwork Status
Not on view at this time.

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