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Atom Egoyan, "Steenbeckett," 2002
Atom Egoyan, "Steenbeckett," 2002, various media, installation view at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, Britain, 2011
Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan presents his 2002 lens-based installation, Steenbeckett, which immerses viewers in a moving web of 35mm film strung floor to ceiling and wall to wall. Driven by a Steenbeck editing table, the 2,000-foot film loop features the last reel of Egoyan’s film adaptation of the Samuel Beckett play, Krapp’s Last Tape. The installation contemplates memory, new and obsolescent technologies and the divide between analog and digital. This is its first showing in North America.