MCA Museum of Contemporary Art

Runa Islam

19 Aug - 21 Nov 2010

© Runa Islam
Be The First To See What You See As You See It (still),
16mm colour film, sound
Image courtesy the artist and White Cube, London

19 August - 21 November, 2010

The MCA presents British artist Runa Islam’s first solo exhibition in Australia. Islam was born in Bangladesh (1970) and grew up in London, where she lives today. She is renowned for her 16mm and 35mm film works that explore the history and aesthetics of cinema. Islam adopts a range of approaches to displaying her works from single, double and split screens, to sculptural enclosures; and cites experimental and expanded cinema as influential for her practice.

Runa Islam introduces audiences to a selection of the artist’s 16mm film installations from the past 7 years which experiment with light, colour, movement and abstraction. A major new work, Magical Consciousness (2010), co-commissioned by the MCA and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MACM) is featured. An immersive cinematic experience, Runa Islam is an exhibition about the act of viewing and the possibilities of cinema.

Runa Islam has participated in various exhibitions and biennales internationally, and was nominated for the 2008 Turner Prize.

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