Somewhere in the 20th Century
Toronto, Canada: Self-published, 20145
100 pp., 21 x 25 cm., hardcover
Edition of 5 signed and numbered copies
An artist's book as DVD easter egg, Somewhere in the 20th Century features a hundred film stills - one for every year of the 1900s. These are essentially outtakes from the film Timeline, which covers a much broader period (20,000 years) and includes over 1000 clips (300 of them sequential). None of the source films or television shows in the book appear in the film.
Timeline first exhibited as part of Earl Miller's curatorial project at Nuit Blanche 2011. It has subsequently shown at Nocturne in Halifax, at the Doris McCarthy Gallery in Scarborough, as part of the Montreal Biennale, and last summer at the IMAX Ontario Cinesphere for In/Future, curated by Rui Pimenta & Layne Hinton. Each time it is exhibited it is expanded to include films released in the interim. It is now approaching 90 minutes, or feature-film length.
This week it is screening nightly as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations for the King’s Film Society (KFS) in Annapolis Royal, New Brunswick, culminating in an outdoor presentation on the 17th.
The event is co-sponsored by ARTsPLACE and ARCAC. For more information, click here.