Odyssey, 2006


DV, mirrors, colour, 7 min
Courtesy of the artist

 

Odyssey presents a remix of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, reconfigured as abstracted slit-scans embedded in a mirrored chamber, and toying with the film's original sci-fi pseudo speculations of infinity and eternity.

 

Alphaville, 2009


Black & white, DV, twin screens,
2 min 30 sec

 

Alphaville plays with our memory of the cinematic moment, where the same loop plays on two screens facing each other like an opened book; one is a positive image, the other an impossible negative reflection. The short scene tilts with two characters descending in a glass elevator; the vertical motion slightly unnerves and hypnotizes, until one realizes the shot has been reversed. Installed in the gallery stairwell, this piece creates an interplay with visitors sightlines as they move through the space.

Biography


Sheena Macrae was born 1972 in Canada, and lives and works in London. Macrae works primarily in film, installation and wall-based works that play with our memory of the cinematic moment.

 

She addresses and explores society's fascination with speed, entertainment, information and creating meaning through popular culture and film language. She graduated with a BFA from Emily Carr, Vancouver and MA Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London. She has recently had a monograph exhibition at Musée d'Art Contemporain Val-de-Marne, Paris, and solo shows at Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, City Museum, Ljubljana, and shown at Nettie Horn and Aubin Gallery London, Beaux-arts de Paris and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

 

www.sheenamacrae.com