Stacy Makishi on Francis Bacon
Tate: Remixed is a digital media collaboration between B3 Media and Tate. Four spoken-word artists and filmmakers were commissioned to produce a series of short films based on their interpretation of three Tate exhibitions: the Turner Prize 2008, Mark Rothko and Francis Bacon.
“Francis Bacon's paintings are like experiencing a car crash in slow motion. Your eyes are wide open as you slam into the windshield glass and although your head makes first contact, full impact occurs when your liver, spleen and other organs rush in to crush your ribcage and inevitably puncture your heart. In my response to Francis Bacon, I wanted to push my explorations toward finding a transgressive kind of beauty. I wished to paint a muscular poem; a wet poem with saliva, sweat, tears and body fluids… a poem that pushed one's body through a glass of forbidden desire.” – Stacy Makishi
Nick Parish - Director
Andrew Hinton – Producer
Marc Boothe – Exec Producer