Pan Amicus — 2021

16mm color film, continuous loop, optical sound, 31 min

Director: Tacita Dean
Cinematography: Trevor Tweeten

Pan Amicus was commissioned by the Getty Center, Los Angeles, where Dean was in residency from 2014-2015.  Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Richard Meier building, Dean envisions an Arcadian idyll with corollaries to antiquity, invoking Cycladic sounds, hills, nature, and wind.  A fictional landscape, “a place of my song dream, ” the film includes museum objects, and is inspired by the Greek god Pan – ‘friend and helper’ in the ‘Piper at the Gates of Dawn’ (Wind in the Willows).