This summer, we have two major new site-specific commissions by internationally acclaimed artists Mark Wallinger and Lindsay Seers, which respond to Margate and use footage shot in the town.
Sinema Amnesia, Mark Wallinger
Until 27 August
On the Promenade by Turner Contemporary
Mark Wallinger’s Sinema Amnesia is a special viewing space overlooking the sea behind the gallery. It shows the film The Waste Land, an ever-changing, endless picture of unfolding time. A lens is fixed to the structure recording the view out to sea.
The recorded image is played back inside the space 24 hours later, like a delayed camera obscura. The film is inspired by T.S Eliot’s famous poem The Waste Land, partially written on Margate Sands and exploring the disconnected time of modernity. Wallinger’s time machine calls memory and perception into question.
Commissioned and curated by Jacqui Davies, University for the Creative Arts (School of Fine Arts) and Turner Contemporary.
Please note Turner Contemporary is closed Mondays.
University for the Creative Arts is launching a new BA in Fine Art this academic year, for more info visit ucreative.ac.uk/ba-fine-art-canterbury
is a new version of a project first created in Çanakkale (Turkey) in 2010, as part of the 'My City' country-wide public art project spearheaded by the British Council.