Sarah Morris


2000
16mm/DVD
18 minutes:18 seconds

Sarah Morris made the film “Capital” in Washington during the final days of the Clinton administration. It is a record of now unimaginable access to the centers of power. Capital continues Morris' investigation of the way we decode and therefore begin to understand the built world around us.

"Capital", first exhibited at the National Gallery in Berlin (Hamburger Bahnhof) draws a complex and layered city portrait. The Mall, the White House Press Office, the World Bank, uniformed members of the Secret Service, the Presidential motorcade, the Watergate Complex, the Kennedy Center, the J. Edgar Hoover Building, The Pentagon, the daily activities of the President and an overall consideration of the city form a sequence of reflection points for her series of paintings. While her earlier paintings from New York and Las Vegas offered a new examination of the codes and structures of our urban environment, these new works introduce a revised mapping of power, desire, urbanism and design.


Sarah Morris Film Still Capital Men Walking Silhouettes DC
Sarah Morris Film Still Capital White House Press Secretary Brie
Sarah Morris Film Still Capital Watergate Complex Architecture
Sarah Morris Film Still Capital Group Walking White House Lawn
Sarah Morris Film Still Capital Washington DC Secretaries Politi
Sarah Morris Film Still Capital Washington Monument Helicopter
Sarah Morris Film Still Capital Bill Clinton President POTUS Law
Sarah Morris, Capital, Film Stills, 2000
Sarah Morris FIlm Capital Timecodes
Sarah Morris, Capital, Timecodes, 2000

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