Opening 21 November 6pm-9pm until 15 December 2012
Duration 45 minutes
Screenings will l take place at regular intervals
"First we draw a circle, then there is this kind of rupture, a simple move, line of flight, these things aren't happening in a sequence, they're constantly happening all at the same time, but this paradox is how do you draw a circle around something, and why is it necessary to draw a circle? You can play with these lines of course, then to what point it dissolves? To try to illustrate it I may try to dissolve the walls, that's why sound is so important, because it escapes, it doesn't have respect for boundaries. How do you work with subjectivities or reform them, or rethink subjectivity? How do you rethink power, how does power manifest? How is the body a microcosm of the institution?"
-Excerpt from a conversation between Tatiana MAcedo and AS a Tate Britain, London, August 2011
4 Windmill Street will present the full UK premiere of Portuguese Artist Tatiana Macedo's film debut, Seems So Long Ago, Nancy (HDCAM I 45" I 2012). Shot on location at Tate Modern and Tate Britain, London over the course of three months, the film fluctuates between the subject of gallery assistant and the neoclassical and postmodern architectural spaces they occupy.
Separated from the curated programme surrounding the employee and the uniformed visitor service role they are positioned to operate in; Seems So Long Ago, Nancy acts as a passive lens without a 'countershot', or point of view, shot as if the gallery is looking from within. This introspection is compunded by chasmic moments of reverberation in background chatter, met equally head on with moments of silence and contemplation.
Seems So Long Ago, Nancy premiered at the international film festival Doclisboa, Portugal in October 2012 and extracts have been screened at Tate Britain, London (2012) and the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Video Programme, Amsterdam (2012) The screening at 4 Windmill Street is accompanied by a supporting photography exhibition and a limited edition production still selection.
Tatiana Macedo: Seems So Long Ago, Nancy is supported by the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon through its Experimental Cinema Grant.
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Tatiana Macedo (b.1981, LIsbon) studied at Central St Martins COllege of Art (BA Fine Arts) and the NEw University of Lisbon (MA Visual Anthropology). Recent group exhibitions include Tegenboschvanvreden Gallery, Amsterdam (2011), and Carpe Diem Art & Research, Lisbon (2012). Macedo has been awarded an experimental film grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2012), a Young Creators bursary from the National Centre of Culture (2008/09) and a travel award by the Oriente Foundation (2008)Her work is held in several international private collections.