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Anthony McCall in #IntheArchive

Today #IntheArchive we look back at Anthony McCall’s solo exhibition Split Second from December 14, 2018 through January 26, 2019 at #SeanKellyNY.

#AnthonyMcCall’s installations transcend the familiar boundaries between sculpture, cinema, and drawing to create unforgettable interactive experiences. He is widely recognized for his ‘solid-light’ installations, a series McCall began in 1973 with the ground-breaking Line Describing a Cone, in which a volumetric form composed of projected light slowly evolves in three-dimensional space. His exhibition  #SplitSecond expanded McCall's development of the series, with two new works, Split Second and Split Second (Mirror). 

In his immersive solid-light installations, #AnthonyMcCall projects line drawings based on circles and straight lines that expand, contract, and develop over time. Projecting these simple, two-dimensional drawings through a thin mist produces massive, three-dimensional conical enclosures and flat planes that slowly shift in relation to one another in space. Each solid-light installation occupies a space where cinema, sculpture and drawing overlap. The visibility of these works is dependent upon the mist produced by a haze machine, inducting the spectator into a three-dimensional field where forms gradually shift and turn over time.