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Anish Kapoor

Synopsis
theEYE is a series of interview-based profiles of contemporary visual artists in Britain. Each film provides a survey of an artist’s work and ideas, featuring the artist in discussion and illustrated by sequences of key exhibitions and installations around the world.

In October 2002 Anish Kapoor completed his extraordinary sculpture Marsyas for The Unilever Series of commissions in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, London. A challenging and overwhelming artwork, Marsyas is a vast red PVC membrane stretched between three massive steel rings. The title refers to a satyr in Greek mythology who was flayed alive by the god Apollo.

This film follows the making of Marsyas, from the earliest maquettes to the complex installation at Tate. Anish Kapoor comments on each stage of the process, and on the ideas and concerns of his art. Also illustrated are a range of his other sculptures and two recent large-scale works: Sky Mirror in Nottingham and Taratantara, created for the empty shell of Baltic as this new art centre was being built in Gateshead.
Series
Theeye, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2003
Year of production
2002
Subjects
Art
Keywords
art - British; Kapoor, Anish; modern art; sculpture - British

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£13.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
26 minutes
Year
2011

Distributor

Name

Illuminations

Email
louise@illuminationsmedia.co.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7288 8400
Fax
020 7288 8488
Address
19-20 Rheidol Mews
Rheidol Terrace
Islington
London
N1 8NU
Notes
Illuminations produces and distributes programmes on arts-related subjects, some of which are made for television and others in conjunction with cultural institutions to accompany specific exhibitions. Many titles are available for sale on DVD, including continuing series on leading contemporary and twentieth century artists and modern architecture, as well as a few programmes on religion, drama, history and ideas.

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