Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis
From Dusk to Dawn

October 2013-March 2014
  • Born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Film-based media artist who currently resides and works primarily in London, UK
  • Currently teaches at Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London
  • Has participated in solo exhibitions throughout Europe and Canada

Mark Lewis’ silent moving images use the formalist language of cinema to explore the experience of urban environments in various parts of the world.

For this first projection at Offsite, a diverse selection of Lewis’ recent films is featured continuously on an eight-day rotation during the project’s four-month duration. 8 Days offers a poetic view of routine everyday situations, Lewis’ non-narrative, slow moving pictures both contrast and complement the surrounding cityscape. Choreographing the movement of the camera or film rather than the subjects he captures, the artist creates works in which neither the outcome nor characters take priority. By focusing on the conventions of film and camera techniques, Lewis encourages viewers to not only look for a narrative, but to also consider the formal aspects of how films are made.