British artist Tacita Dean is famously an advocate of analogue film, so how do you make a companion website for her work? Nexus Studios confronted this challenge by working with director Woof Wan Bau to create a site for Dean’s installation at the Tate Modern in London.
FILM, which is the latest in the Unilever Series of installations in the Turbine Hall of London’s Tate Modern, is a celebration of analogue film, consisting of a silent 35mm looped film projected vertically onto a 13 meter high monolith. To capture the theme of this work, the website acts an an ‘immersive journey through a series of cinematic tableaux’, each one describing a part of the film-making process.
The website uses HTML5 techniques to create an edge-to-edge video that acts as an interactive gateway to the content, much of which was especially commissioned for the site from artists and filmmakers.