Anthony McCall’s [Face to Face] is a public art APAP is newly suggesting after experiencing the limitation of public art sculpture and outdoor installation art for over ten years. The 4th APAP tried to find a clue to remove wariness of audience for art in media we are very familiar with, and paid attention to the method by which Anthony McCall is interpreting film media. His work starts from a question ‘What is the essence of film as media?’ focusing on the phenomenon called film.
In his work of 1973 [Line describing a cone], the artist makes his concept ‘Solid Light Works’ settle while he understands light as a sculpture and installation, and media going back and forth on the genre of art and film. This work displayed in Kim Chung-Up Architecture Museum and on the 2nd floor of Anyangsaji Hall summons one’s time to public level by calling on the movement of light over the darkness of history. Solid light connects a circle and line, and a cone as one, and this reminds of Plato’s geometry and astrology theory, and the ancient physics that perceives a visual circle as a perfect shape. On the other hand, the light that is alive and moving in artificial fog causes confusion between experience and real existence, and leads the audience to the world of tactile viewpoint.