Sinema Amnesia

Director: Mark Wallinger

Curator/Producer: Jacqui Davies

Film Production Team: Rob Bernard, Tariq Eman, Ian Frank, Jessica Glasspool, Fergus Maloney, Zadoc Nava & Bob Wilson.

Mark Wallinger’s Sinema Amnesia is a special viewing space overlooking the sea behind the gallery. It shows the film The Waste Land, an ever-changing, endless picture of unfolding time. A lens is fixed to the structure recording the view out to sea. The recorded image is played back inside the space 24 hours later, like a delayed camera obscura. The film is inspired by T.S Eliot’s famous poem The Waste Land, partially written on Margate Sands and exploring the disconnected time of modernity. Wallinger’s time machine calls memory and perception into question. Sinema Amnesia is a new version of a project first created in Çanakkale, Turkey in 2010.

Commission in collaboration with University for the Creative Arts, Maidstone/Turner Contemporary 2012