16:9 is a billboard attached to the yard-side of Kingsgate Workshops, visible from the street and Kilburn Grange Park. Kingsgate Project Space commissions new works from emerging and established artists specially for this site.
This commission features a new photographic work that continues American artist Marisa J. Futernick's ongoing interest in real estate, property, and place. The billboard is accompanied by a new publication by the artist, and a third element—a short film—will be presented at a closing event on Saturday 22 September.
Marisa J. Futernick was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. Futernick attended Yale University; Goldsmiths College; and the Royal Academy Schools, London. She has exhibited at venues including the Whitechapel Gallery, London; the Royal Academy of Arts, London; Jerwood Space, London; Arnolfini, Bristol; Outpost, Norwich; Rice + Toye, London; and Yale University. She has published several books, including 13 Presidents (Slimvolume, 2016), How I Taught Umberto Eco to Love the Bomb (RA Editions and California Fever Press, 2015), and The Watergate Complex (Rice + Toye, 2015). Her new short film about Trump Tower was exhibited by the Royal Academy of Arts, London in April 2018. After living and working in London for over 15 years, Futernick recently relocated to Los Angeles.