Tate Modern's Turbine Hall Pays Tribute to Photography Film

By Kat Hannaford on at

The ever-changing Turbine Hall at London's Tate Modern has been taken over by artist Tacita Dean, who's used it as a platform to pay last respects to "this beautiful medium, which we invented 125 years ago."

Dean's work, which includes a mammoth film frame showcasing various snaps, along with an aperture winking eye fixed to the wall, asks of visitors "how long have we got?" adding that she hopes "we've got a year left. It's that critical."

While film photography may not be as popular as it once was, there's still a thriving market for the ol' 35mm (and various other formats). Lomography, the cult camera brand that revives Soviet snappers along with rolls of film, would be the first to argue that while Dean's Turbine Hall work is beautiful, we shouldn't be mourning the death of film just yet.

The installation can be viewed until the 11th of March 2012 at the Tate Modern. [The Guardian]

This article was originally posted on October 11th.

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