A Sort of Shadow  by James Newitt

A Sort of Shadow

by James Newitt


Director: James Newitt

Producer: Maumaus Artists-in-Residence Programme/Lumiar Cité

Year: 2013

Runtime: 35’50’’

2 Channel HD Video

Colour



Funded by: Governo de Portugal/Secretário de Estado da Cultura/Direção-Geral das Artes/The Australia Council for the Arts

James Newitt’s exhibition is fragmented, divided into parts evoking concepts and metaphors of Heterotopias and of Plato’s Cave. Moving and still images – a video installation and photographs – are combined with texts and drawings in the form of a screenplay and a series of ‘mindmaps’, presented inside and on the glass façade of the space. The light from the videos merges with diluted daylight, an effect created by covering the gallery’s windows with a reflective film. The video which, is projected on both sides of a suspended screen, depicts two young boxers training alone in front of a mirror. The young men only confront each other in an imagined space. The movement of the camera as it films, circling the protagonist, anticipates the movement of viewers around the screen – which produces further reflections in the windows of the gallery space. The viewer positions themselves physically and mentally within the range of heterotopias of a boxing club and an art space, both occurring on the frayed edges of their areas of action and their common location in the outskirts of Lisbon. The reflections of bodies in the impossible ‘there’ of the reflected image in the mirror merging with the ‘real’ image of the Alta de Lisboa landscape which exists just beyond the frame.




































































































































































Maumaus

Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 148 - 3º C
1050-021 Lisboa, Portugal
Monday to Friday, 10h00 to 13h00,
14h30 to 19h00

Tel: + 351 21 352 11 55
maumaus@maumaus.org

Current:

Independent Study Programme
Call 2023
Until 04.09.2022

Upcoming:

Manthia Diawara
A Letter from Yene
Institut français du Royaume-Uni
21.07.2022
19h00

Commissioned by Serpentine, MUBI and PCAI Polygreen Culture & Art Initiative, as part of Serpentine's Back to Earth project.

Current:

Seminar
Amanda Boetzkes
Realism Without Authority
01.04, 04.04.2022
10h–13h, 14h–17h

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Registration is free but limited to the number of seats available. Please send an email with a short CV to admin@maumaus.org by 24.03.2022. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email. The seminar will be in English.


Lumiar Cité

Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A
1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal
Wednesday to Sunday, 15h00 to 19h00
or by appointment.
Tel: + 351 21 755 15 70 | 21 352 11 55
lumiar.cite@maumaus.org

Loretta Fahrenholz
Circle Navel Nil
24.04. – 27.06.2021

24.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth

Buchmann, Loretta Fahrenholz and Jürgen Bock


Upcoming:

Anna Schachinger
Allover
08.10. – 11.12.2022

07.10 | 18h00 Circulating Salt, Ayami Awazuhara
08.10 | 16h00 Opening of the exhibition


In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:

Tiffany Chung
Thu Thiêm: an archaeological
project for future remembrance
08.06. - 08.09.2019

Johann Jacobs Museum



Maumaus/Lumiar Cité
is funded by Ministério da Cultura/Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar

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