Anthony McCall, Swell, 2006. Photo: Reg Vardy Gallery

Anthony McCall, Swell, 2006. Photo: Reg Vardy Gallery. Courtesy of AV Festival 06.

In this talk Anthony McCall introduced the themes and concepts that drive his work, concentrating on his new work co-commissioned by AV Festival 06, Swell.

Anthony McCall entered the art and avant-garde film world in 1972 with a series of works including Line Describing a Cone and Four Projected Movements. Having made his mark throughout the 1970s he withdrew from making art, returning to galleries in 2002 to show work at Shoot, Shoot, Shoot at Tate Modern and Into the Light at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Since then he produced a series of strong and original works, including Swell for AV Festival 06. A rare opportunity to meet one of Britain’s most distinguished visual artists.

Anthony McCall is a British artist who began making performances and films in the UK in 1971. He moved to New York in 1973, and has since exhibited worldwide in museums and galleries, such as Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna (MUMOK); Hayward Gallery, London; Museum für ModerneKunst, Frankfurt; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona and the Pompidou Centre in Paris. McCall is perhaps best known for his 'expanded cinema' pieces such as Line Describing a Cone. His major works include Line Describing a Cone (1973), Long Film for Four Projectors (1974), Four Projected Movements (1975), Doubling Back (2003) and Turning Under (2004).  

Artist Talk: Anthony McCall


Wed 8 March 2006, 4pm

Reg Vardy Gallery

University of Sunderland
Ashburne House
Ryhope Road
Sunderland SR2 7EF