Fiona BannerDon't Look Back 1999

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Artist
Fiona Banner (born 1966)
Title
Don't Look Back
Date 1999
Medium3 screenprints on paper
Dimensionsimage: 650 x 800 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2001
Reference
P78533
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Summary

Don’t Look Back is a text work, consisting of three large panels of dense black capitalised text on silver paper pasted directly on the wall. It is based on D.A. Pennebaker’s celebrated rockumentary film Don’t Look Back, 1967, about American singer Bob Dylan’s first British tour in 1965. Banner decided to make the work when she discovered the film was not available on video. She wrote three narrative accounts of the film from memory, placing each on a separate panel. Although all three panels look identical from a distance, each has a different content. The first sentence of each account describes the film’s opening scene in which Dylan stands in a street holding up placards that refer to the lyrics of his song ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’, 1965, while it plays on the soundtrack… (read more)

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