Dan McDermott – The Lumiere Project
23 October 2013 § 1 Comment
I recently had the fortune to see the latest exhibition by Dan McDermott at High House Gallery. This is ‘an on-going project’ which he has been working on over the last couple of years alongside his admittedly more commercial works. These are offered through a number of galleries including Alon Zakaim Fine Art in Mayfair.
It has been described as: ‘an investigative journey consisting of paintings, photographs, prints and moving image, all based around one source, The Lumiere Brothers Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat, 1895. One of the earliest examples of cinema, this short film shows a train pulling into a station in France and people entering and alighting and lasts less than one minute. In The Lumière Project this seminal piece of film becomes a tool through which McDermott explores different notions of time and attempts to reveal a paradox with which we all live on a daily basis – the paradox of the present moment.’
- World’s oldest cinema to open again (telegraph.co.uk)
- World’s oldest cinema to reopen (skynews.com.au)
- Eden regained: World’s oldest public cinema re-opens after restoration (theguardian.com)
- World’s oldest cinema to reopen on Wednesday (entertainment.inquirer.net)
- Early Cinema Shorts: Lumiere Brothers and Georges Melies (ufilmanalysisfall13.wordpress.com)
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