Line Describing a Cone
April 23, 2012
British artist and filmmaker Anthony McCall (b.1946) created perhaps the most miraculously succinct inverse of the cinematic experience in his illustrious Line Describing a Cone.
An elegant, playful alliance of the minimalist sculpture, site-specific installation, experimental performance and expanded cinema movements, Line Describing a Cone effectively summarizes the array of expansive artistic explorations with which McCall was involved at the time of its creation.
After twenty years away from this type of work, a recent resurgence of interest in McCall’s solid-light installations has providentially brought the artist and his work back into the public eye. In fact, his latest work will take shape at the 2012 London Olympics in the form of a spinning cloud column rising from the water to the sky. The earliest manifestation of McCall’s ephemeral light forms, Line Describing a Cone continues to strike precise chords within the ever-changing spaces of art and cinema today. We are pleased to join the exceptional circle of venues to offer this rare phenomenon to audiences for one magical evening.