About the exhibition (source: Tate Modern webpage)
Come and see the twelfth commission in The Unilever Series by the celebrated British filmmaker Tacita Dean at Tate Modern. FILM is an 11-minute silent 35mm film projected onto a gigantic white monolith standing 13 metres tall at the end of a darkened Turbine Hall. It is the first work in The Unilever Series devoted to the moving image, and celebrates the masterful techniques of analogue film-making as opposed to digital. The work evokes the monumental mysterious black monolith from the classic science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The film feels like a surreal visual poem, including images from the natural world among others, with the epic wall of the Turbine Hall showing through, in a montage of black and white, colour, and hand-tinted film.
The Unilever Series: Tacita Dean
11 October 2011 – 11 March 2012