Storyteller by Nicolas Provost

Nicolas Provost is an internationally acclaimed art film and video maker whose works explore and reinterpret the time honoured conventions of cinema.


Details

Medium:
Video projection
Art Fund grant:
£9,525 ( Total: £9,525)
Acquired in:
2011
Vendor:
Haunch of Venison

In Storyteller, the artist adapts the night time cityscape of Las Vegas to create an image of breath-taking beauty and complexity. Using hoizontal mirroring, he transforms the grandiose architecture of The Strip into vast, rotating canyons of neon light and colossal structures that glide through the night sky like spacecraft. His aim is to take something as cliched and banal as the aerial panorama of 'Sin City' and change it into something serenely beautiful. This video was presented by the Art Fund through Art Fund International and fits in with the central collecting theme of the social and physical landscape of the modern metropolis.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 303 1966 www.bmag.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

Mon – Thu, 10am – 5pm
Fri, 10.30am – 5pm
Sat – Sun, 10am – 5pm

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