Film: Tacita Dean’s Kodak at Harvard Art Museum
Tacita Dean’s film Kodak (2006; 16 mm; 44 min.) is set within a closing Kodak motion-picture film factory in Chalon-sur-Saône, France. Vivid and luminous, Kodak uses the medium of film to explore its own manufacture and contemplate its precarious status in the 21st century, given the rise of digital production. While Kodak is typically exhibited as an installation, we have the unique opportunity to experience Dean’s investigation of cultural obsolescence in the cinema at Menschel Hall.