• Mark Lewis

    Rhona Hoffman Gallery

    The films of Mark Lewis are earnest, disarming, and seditious. In construction they couldn’t be more straightforward: Each of the two films shown here unfolds in real time, and each is exactly four minutes long. They open-handedly mimic the conventions of film (suspense, narrative, tracking camerawork, etc.) yet turn those conventions in on themselves. The wall-size digital video projection North Circular, 2000, takes its name from the highway that fringes London, the city Lewis calls home. The first two minutes of the silent film consist of a single view of an abandoned office building from

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