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Backstory

Film expérimental | 35mm | couleur | 39:0 | Canada | 2009

`Backstory` introduces the remaining stars of rear projection, a technique prevelant in cinema until the development of green screen. In Backstory, Lewis invited the Hansard family, which has been instrumental in the provision and development of rear projection for hundreds of Hollywood productions over several decades, to tell (with humour and straight-laced directness) their own story of the heyday of the techniques and their decline and disappearance as they are replaced by new technologies and new tastes in visibility.

Born in Ontario in 1957, Mark Lewis is an artist who lives and works in London. Solo Exhibitions include: the Vancouver Art Gallery (Canada), Hamburger Kunstverein (Germany), Musée d?art moderne (Luxembourg), BFI Southbank (London) and Museo Marino Marini (Italy) Forte Di Bard (Italy) and Monte Clark (Vancouver, Canada). In 2009 Mark represented Canada at the 53rd Venice Biennale with his exhibition Cold Morning. His films have been shown at a number of international film festivals including; Rotterdam International Film Festival 2010 (The Netherlands), Toronto International Film Festival 2009 (Canada) and Berlin International Film Festival 2010 (Germany).