A Whole Wild World

Image: location photograph for the film Algonquin Park, Early March (2002), by Mark Lewis.

Mark Lewis’ latest project is a film installation for galleries. By focusing on the changing meaning and value of ‘the portrait’, The Whole Wide World explores the relationship between film, on the one hand, and painting and photography on the other. In effect a ‘silent documentary’, it will consist of a series of filmed portraits of the Canadian actress Molly Parker as she makes imaginary journeys through a number of urban and natural landscapes. The portraits will be constructed by combining original location footage with staged studio scenes of the actress using traditional studio rear projection of 35mm prints. The project has been funded by several international Museums and by Arts Council England with the support of Film London through the LAFVA scheme.