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“Line Describing a Cone” (1973, 16mm film)

Anthony McCall

Born: 1946 in St. Paul's Cray, England

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Anthony McCall's work is a hybrid of performance and experimental film, which expands the relationships between viewer and work.

His films include Line Describing a Cone (1973), Long Film for Four Projectors (1974), Doubling Back (2003), and Turning Under (2004).

Art objects of this artist

McCall, Anthony ◊ Between You and I (2006). Installation drawing
McCall, Anthony ◊ Between You and I (2006). Installation drawing

McCall, Anthony ◊ “Line Describing a Cone” (1973, 16mm film) Photograph © Henry Graber, 2002. 
McCall, Anthony ◊ “Line Describing a Cone” (1973, 16mm film) Photograph © Henry Graber, 2002.

McCall, Anthony ◊ “Line Describing a Cone” (1973, 16mm film) Photograph © Henry Graber, 2002. 
McCall, Anthony ◊ “Line Describing a Cone” (1973, 16mm film) Photograph © Henry Graber, 2002.

McCall, Anthony ◊ Between You and I (2006). Installation drawing
McCall, Anthony ◊ Between You and I (2006). Installation drawing

McCall, Anthony ◊ Doubling Back, 2003, Installation drawing © Anthony McCall
McCall, Anthony ◊ Doubling Back, 2003, Installation drawing © Anthony McCall

McCall, Anthony ◊ You and I, Horizontal, 2005 (Installation view) © Anthony McCall
McCall, Anthony ◊ You and I, Horizontal, 2005 (Installation view) © Anthony McCall

McCall, Anthony ◊ Doubling Back, 2003 (Installation view) © Anthony McCall
McCall, Anthony ◊ Doubling Back, 2003 (Installation view) © Anthony McCall

◊ Installation view at the Galerie Thomas Zander, 2006
◊ Installation view at the Galerie Thomas Zander, 2006


* 1946, St. Paul's Cray, England
lives and works in New York

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Current and past exhibition-dates and information
Mar 18th, 2006
Anthony McCall & Éric Rondepierre: Light Installations and Photography

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Recent Solo Exhibitions and Screenings

Hangar Bicocca, Milan: "Breath (The Vertical Works)", 2009

Utzon Center, Aalborg, Denmark: “Anthony McCall: Elements for a Retrospective”, 2007-8

Serpentine Gallery, London, 2007-8

Musée départemental d’art contemporain, Rochechouart, Frankreich, "Anthony McCall: éléments pour une rétrospective. 1972/1979 - 2002/2007", 2007

Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, 2007

Vardy Gallery, University of Sunderland, UK, 2006

Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany, 2006

LIA: Lieu d'Images et d’Art, Grenoble, 2006

Peer / Round Chapel, London, UK. 2006

IAC Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France, 2006

Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, 2006

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 2005

Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, 2005

Galerie Martine Aboucaya, Paris, 2005. “You and I, Horizontal.”

Tate Britain, London, 2004. “Long Film for Four Projectors.”

Gagosian Gallery, London, 2004. “Doubling Back.” “Turning Under.”

Centre Pompidou / La Maison Rouge, Foundation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France, 2004. “Anthony McCall: Films de Lumière Solide.”

Mead Gallery, Warwick Art Centre, University of Warwick, England, 2004. “Anthony McCall: Film Installations.”

Recent Group Exhibitions

Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, “The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image”, 2008

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, “Borderline Behaviour: Drawn Towards Animation”, 2007

Art Cologne: Special Exhibition, 2007

Orchard, New York. “On the Collective for Living Cinema”, 2007

SFMoMA, San Francisco, “Project, Transform, Erase: Anthony McCall and Imi Knoebel,” 2007

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, “Lights, Camera, Action: Artists’ Films for the Cinema,” 2007

Sammlung Verbund at the MAK, Vienna. “Held Together with Water”, 2007

Art 38 Basel / Art/Film, 2007

Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany. “Number One: Destroy, She Said”. 2007

Fourth Festival of Experimental Cinema in India, Bombay. “Experimenta 2006”

ZKM / Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany. “Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht,” 2005-6

Art 37 Basel / Art Unlimited, 2006

Kunsthaus Zürich, “The Expanded Eye,” 2006

Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany, “Projections: Beyond Cinematic Space”, 2006-7

49 Nord 6 Est Frac Lorraine, Metz, France, “On/Off”, 2006

Frac Ile-de-France, Le Plateau, Paris, “Sudden Impact”, 2006

Double Agents / ADI Space, London, “The Trouble with Talkies”, London, 2005

Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York. “The Continuous Present. Peter Campus & Anthony McCall: Works from the Seventies,” 2005

Eyebeam, New York, “Produced at Eyebeam,” 2005

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, “2004 Whitney Biennial,” 2004

Toronto International Film Festival, “Wavelengths,” 2004

Hartware Medien Kunst Verein, Dortmund, Germany, “Expanded Cinema: Film as Spectacle, Event and Performance,” 2004

Hayward Gallery, London, “Eyes, Lies & Illusions,” 2004

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, “Into the Light: The
Projected Image in American Art 1964 – 1977,” 2001 – 2. Traveled to: The Cleveland Museum, 2002; Fundacão Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal, 2004-5.

Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna (MUMOK), “X-Screen: The Expanded Screen:
Actions and Installations of the Sixties and Seventies,” 2003 – 4

Tate Modern, London, “Shoot Shoot Shoot: The First Decade of the London Film-Makers’ Cooperative & British Avant-Garde Film 1966 – 76,” 2002

51st Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, 2002

Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, “Palomino,” 2001

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Part II, 1950 – 2000 of “The American Century: Art & Culture 1900 – 2000,” 2000

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, “L’Art et la Vie 1952 – 1994,” 1995

Public Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Phoenix Kulturstiftung, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg

Tate, London

Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt

SFMoMA, San Francisco

Baltimore Museum of Art

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna

FNAC, France

Collection Frac Ile-de-France, Paris

Sammlung Goetz, Munich

Sammlung Verbund, Vienna

Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf, Germany

The Margulies Collection, Miami

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Apr 29th, 2006
Anthony McCall at Art Unlimited
Sep 20th, 2006
Projections: Beyond Cinematic Space
Sep 20th, 2006
Tunnel Vision: Lee Friedlander and Anthony McCall
Nov 5th, 2006
The international association of art critics (German section) awards the title "Special Exhibition 2006"
Apr 30th, 2007
Art 38 Basel

More publications


Michelon, Olivier. “Anthony McCall: Elements for a Retrospective 1972-1979 / 2003 –“ Musée de Rochechouart and Monografik Editions, Paris, 2007.

Ergino, Nathalie, ed. “Anthony McCall: Institut d’Art Contemporain Villeurbanne” (exhibition catalog). Texts by Nathalie Ergino, Philippe-Alain Michaud. Semaine / Revue Hebdomadaire pour l’Art Contemporain, 48.06 No 114, Arles, 2006.

Joseph, Branden W; Walley, Jonathan; Eamon, Christopher (ed). “Anthony McCall: The Solid Light Films and Related Works”. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press & New Art Trust; Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2005.

Legg, Helen, ed. “Anthony McCall: Film Installations” (exhibition catalog). Mead Gallery, The University of Warwick, UK, 2004. Essays by George Baker, Lisa Le Feuvre, Anthony McCall, 2004.

Books and catalogs

Altstatt, Rosanne; Sausmikat, Ralf. Turbulent Screen: The Structural Movement in Film and Video (exhibition catalog). Oldenburg: Edith-Russe-Haus für Medienkunst / Revolver, 2003.

Bouhours, Jean-Michel, ed. “Anthony McCall.” In L’Art of Mouvement: Collection Cinématographique du Musée National d’Art Moderne, 1919 – 1996. Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1996, pp. 262 – 63.

Dusinberre, Deke. The Festival of Expanded Cinema (exhibition catalog). London: Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1976.

Hanhardt, John. “The Medium Viewed.” In A History of the American Avant-Garde Cinema (exhibition catalog). New York: American Federation of Arts, 1976.

Iles, Chrissie. Into the Light: The Projected Image in American Art 1964 – 1977 (exhibition catalog). New York: Whitney Museum of American Art / Harry Abrams, 2001.

Iles, Chrissie; Momin, Shamim M.; Singer, Debra. Whitney Biennial 2004 (exhibition catalog). New York: Whitney Museum of American Art / Harry Abrams / Steidl, 2004.

MacDonald, Scott. A Critical Cinema II (interview). Berkeley:
University of California Press, 1992, pp. 157 – 74.

McCall, Anthony, and Andrew Tyndall, eds. Argument. New York: Jay Street Film Project, 1979. New edition by Lux, London, 2006.

Michalka, Matthias, ed. X-Screen: Film Installations and Actions in the
1960’s and 1970’s (exhibition catalog). Vienna: Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, 2003.

Michaud, Philippe-Alain. Sketches: Histoire de l’art, cinema. Paris: Kargo & L’Éclat, 2006. “LimeLight: Le Cinéma Géométrique de Anthony McCall,” pp 135 – 154.

Schor, Gabrielle, ed. Held Together with Water: Art from the Sammlung Verbund exhibition catalog). 396 pp. Hatje Cantz.

Schuenmann, Dietrich, ed. Avant-Garde Critical Studies. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 2005. “The Paracinema of Anthony McCall and Tony Conrad” by Jonathan Walley.

Sitney, P. Adams, ed. The Avant-Garde Film: A Reader of Theory and Criticism. New York: New York University Press, 1978, pp. 250 – 54.

Articles and reviews

Azoury, Philippe, and Élisabeth Lebovici. “McCall, L’âmelight.” Liberation, October 1, 2004, pp 31-32.

Baker, George. “Film Beyond It’s Limits”. Grey Room 25 (Fall 2006), pp 92-125.

Berwick, Carly. “Remain in Light”. ArtNews, September 2007, pp 128-9.

Bobka, Vivian. “Eye, Gaze, Screen: Anthony McCall”. Texte zur Kunst, no 68, December 2007.

Bonnet, Frédéric. “Aujourd’hui, j’ai Découvert les Vagues Ondulantes”. Le Journal des Arts, Numéreo 264, 7-20 September 2007, p 15.

Carroll, Noel. “The Soho Syndrome (Interview with Anthony McCall and Andrew Tyndall).” Soho Weekly News, August 30, 1979, pp. 38, 48.

Ciccone, Patrick. “Film Theory of Relativity.” Columbia Daily Spectator 125, no. 129 (November 19, 2001), p. 7.

Curtis, David. “Festival of Expanded Cinema.” Studio International 191 (March 1976), p. 211.

Dasgupta, Gautam. “Interview: Anthony McCall: Formalist Cinema and Politics”. Performing Arts Journal 1, no 3 (1977), 51-61.

Dusinberre, Deke. “On Expanding Cinema.” Studio International 190 (November – December 1975), pp. 220 – 24.

Drathen, Doris von. “Reale Gegenwarten.” Kunstler Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, Hamburg/Munich, No 79, 2007.

Ehrenberg, Felipe. “On Conditions (Felipe Ehrenberg Discusses the Work
of Anthony McCall).” Art and Artists 7 (June 1973), pp. 39 – 43.

Ellard, Graham and Johnstone, Stephen. “Anthony McCall’s ‘Miniature in Black and White’.” 1+1+1, issue two (Summer 2005), page 6.

Ellard, Graham and Johnstone, Stephen. “Anthony McCall” (Interview). Bomb Magazine, issue 97 (Fall 2006), pp 92-125.

Godfrey, Mark. “Light Years” (interview with Anthony McCall). Frieze, issue 99 (May 2006), pp 124-129.

Goodeve, Thyrza Nichols, and Giuliana Bruno. “The Mobile Muse.” Parkett
66 (Winter 2003), pp. 6 – 10.

Heartney, Eleanor. “Anthony McCall at Sean Kelly”. Art in America, October 2007, p 203.

Hoberman, J. “Celestial Events.” Village Voice, November 13, 2001, p.

Hunt, Ian. “Anthony McCall: Peer London March 23 to April 23”. Art Monthly, issue 296, (May 2006).

Le Feuvre, Lisa. “Anthony McCall.” Tema Celeste 94 (December 2002), pp. 57 – 59.

LeGrice, Malcolm. “Line Describing a Cone.” Studio International 187 (February 1974), pp. 82 – 83.

Lequeux, Emmanuelle. “Quand la Lumière Prend Corps”. Le Monde, 5-6 August, 2007, page 17.

Loyer, Beatrice. “Lumière Solide.” Techniques & Architecture 488, (February-March 2007), pp 118-121.

MacDonald, Scott. “The Cinema Audience: Some New Perspectives.” Film Criticism 3 (Spring 1979), pp. 32 – 40.

McCall, Anthony. “Line Describing a Cone and Related Films.” October 103 (Winter 2003), pp. 42 – 62.

---------. “Anthony McCall Talks About His Solid Light Films.” Artforum, Summer 2004, XLII, No 10, pp 218-219.

McCall, Anthony, and Andrew Tyndall. “Nostalgia: A Film by Hollis
Frampton.” Unpublished manuscript (1978), 14 pp.

——— . “Sixteen Working Statements.” Millennium Film Journal 1 (Spring – Summer 1978), pp. 29 – 37.

Michaud, Philippe-Alain. “Line Light: Le Cinéma Géométrique de Anthony McCall.” Les Cahiers du Musée Nationale d’Art Moderne 85 (automne 2003), pp. 78 – 89.

Michaud, Philippe-Alain. “The Movement of Images” (Ausstellungskatalog). Centre Pompidou (2006).

Michelson, Annette, and P. Adams Sitney. “A Conversation on Knokke and the Independent Filmmaker.” Artforum 13 (May 1976), pp. 63 – 66.

Princenthal, Nancy. “Illuminations for a Dark Place.” Art in America (March 2002), pp. 96 – 101.

Rayns, Tony. “Exprmntl 5: Line Describing an Impasse.” Sight and Sound International Film Quarterly 44 (Spring 1975), pp. 78 – 80.

Rich, B. Ruby. “Light for Light’s Sake.” Chicago Reader 7 (January 1978).

Roundtable, with George Baker, Mathew Buckingham, Hal Foster, Chrissie Iles, Anthony McCall, and Malcolm Turvey. “The Projected Image in Contemporary Art.” October 104 (Spring 2003), pp. 71 – 96.

Schwabsky, Barry. “Anthony McCall: Peer / Peer at the Round Chapel.” Artforum XLIV, no 10 (Summer 2006), pp 370-371.

Snibbe, Scott. “Body, Screen and Shadow.” San Francisco Media Arts Council (SMAC) Journal, January 2003.

Viveros-Fauné, Christian. “Into the Light.” New York Press, January 16 – 22, 2002, p. 27.

Walley, Jonathan. “The Material of Film and the Idea of Cinema.” October 103 (Winter 2003), pp. 15 – 30.

Walley, Jonathan. “An Interview with Anthony McCall.” The Velvet Light Trap, Number 54, Fall 2004.

Weinstock, Jane. “The Subject of Argument.” Downtown Review 1 (1979),
pp. 6 – 8.

——— . “Sigmund Freud’s Dora?” Screen 22 (1981), pp. 73 – 79.

Yue, Genevieve. “The Last Picture Show: Film and Video Installation in the Late ’60’s and Early ’70’s.” Senses of Cinema (online film journal), issue 28 (September – October 2003),

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