Dean made Amadeus (swell consopio) a 50 minute, 16mm anamorphic film, shot in real time, of crossing the Channel from Boulogne to Folkestone. The journey took place in an old fishing boat (‘Amadeus’) in rough seas at dawn in March 2008. The film was installed and shown in Folkestone Library.
Tacita Dean trained as a painter and now works in a variety of media. She is best known for her 16mm films in which issues of time and film making are of central importance.
She has received many awards including the 2006 Hugo Boss Prize, the DAAD Fellowship, and in 1998 was short-listed for the Turner Prize.
See Tacita Dean’s work: www.frithstreetgallery.com/