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Arnolfini - est 1961

Saturday 22 September to Sunday 18 November
Michael Snow, almost Cover to Cover
Michael Snow is a cult figure for many with an interest in film, photography or conceptual art. He is perhaps best known for Wavelength (1967), one of the most influential experimental films ever made. Snow’s primary concern is with perception, which is evident in the enormous variety of his production, including painting, photography, sculpture, installation and music. Serious consideration of this work, long overdue in Britain, is now timely given the surge of renewed interest in time-based work, cross-art-form exploration, narrative and the nature of film. The show focuses on the ‘filmic’ aspects of Snow’s work, while giving an overview of his artistic practice since the 1960s. The exhibition brings together seminal historic pieces such as Authorization and Venetian Blind with selected recent works made especially for this project. There will be a rare opportunity to see large-scale, early sculptures, and paintings from the 1960s including works from Snow’s famous ‘Walking Woman’ series. Keys works will also be shown at Station, Phoenix Wharf (open every weekend) and Bristol Industrial Museum. A book will be jointly published by Arnolfini and Black Dog Publishing, London to accompany the exhibition.
Supported by the Arts Council of England’s National Touring Programme.