Atom Egoyan's ‘Steenbeckett’

Review of Steenbeckett exhibition at the MAC in Birmingham.

Atom Egoyan's ‘Steenbeckett’

In the exhibition by internationally-acclaimed Atom Egoyan he presents a travelling celluloid 35mm film which moves around the gallery to showcase a short film of Samuel Beckett's play Krapps Last Tape. I saw this exhibition at the MAC in Birmingham during October 2015 and found it a mesmerising and educational visit. It allowed me to explore and look at the changes in the medium of film as digital overtakes analogue, which is a common thing that is happening all over the film and photographic industry. The exhibition allowed me to metaphorically travel back in time to before digital was the norm while being dazzled by the shimmer of the lights reflecting off the celluloid. The exhibition reminded me that old ways of doing things isn't necessarily outdated and that despite technological advances the art of filmmaking has stayed mainly the same.


Hannah Davina Westwood

Hannah Davina Westwood

A tiny creative and image maker. Film, Media & Television Studies Graduate.

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  • Sally Trivett

    On 24 November 2015, 16:14 Sally Trivett Voice Team commented:

    This sounds so interesting! The moving image is being constructed through the moving medium. I love the idea of this, it's almost like creating the artwork through the process of its origin. Thanks for posting, be sure to upload reviews of any other exhibitions you're going to. :)

  • Emrys Green

    On 27 November 2015, 18:57 Emrys Green Voice Team commented:

    This sounds like a stunning exhibition that breaks down some of the barriers of what an exhibition can be. Well done MAC!

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