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Rear Projection (Molly Parker)

Synopsis

Rear Projection (Molly Parker) is a film portrait of the Canadian actress Molly Parker (currently one of the leads in the American TV series Deadwood).

For this 'portrait' Parker was filmed in studio in LA. Behind her there is a 35mm rear screen projection of a desolate and abandoned gas-station in Ontario Canada. The landscape was filmed in Winter and Summer and a computer controlled camera move creates a vertiginous effect, whereby the image seems to compress and open up at the same time. The same optical technique was used in the filming in the studio.

The work was shot entirely on 35mm and transferred to High Defintion.

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Cast & Crew

Cast
Molly Parker

Crew
Producer: Mark Lewis / Michael White
Camera: John Lindsay and Dino Parks
Editor: Mark Lewis

Selected Screenings

  • Monte Clark gallery, Toronto, June 2 - July 23 2006
  • Fact Liverpool, 31 March - 28 May 2006
  • Monte Clark Gallery Vancouver, April 20 - May 24 2006
  • MUDAM, Luxembourg, 2006

Project Background

One of the largest publicly funded award programmes for artists in the UK, the London Artists' Film and Video Awards (LAFVA) scheme offered awards of up to £20,000 for production of artists' moving image work.

From 2000 to 2008 the scheme supported London-based artists working in the context of contemporary moving image practice - producing work intended for exhibition in galleries, festivals, specialist venues and as site specific installations.

Key Information

Film

Rear Projection (Molly Parker)

Artist

Mark Lewis

Project

LAFVA 05

Year Completed

2006

Duration

3'58

Shooting format

35mm

Screening format

Single screen, Digi Beta

Distribution

FLAMIN

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