4,500 exceptional and diverse photographs from the past 150 years form the basis for Ascent. Made entirely with stills, visual artist Fiona Tan’s second feature is a filmic experiment balancing between documentary and fiction, photography and film, where an English woman and her deceased Japanese partner, Hiroshi, lead the way.
Fiona Tan will be at HOME for a Q&A following the screening of her feature film Ascent.
Fiona Tan is an artist working primarily with film and video. She is best known for her skillfully crafted and intensely moving installations, in which explorations of identity, memory and history are key.
Fiona Tan works within the contested territory of representation: how we represent ourselves and the mechanisms that determine how we interpret the representation of others. Photography and film – made by herself, by others, or a combination of both – are her mediums; research, classification and the archive, her strategies. Her skillfully crafted, moving and intensely human works, expanded film and video installations, explore history and time and our place within them.
Ascent is her second feature film.