When contemporary artists cross over

"For Muir, the key consideration is the fearlessness the right artist can bring to cinema: 'This is the route, we should remember, that gave us not only the first black director to win the best film Oscar, but also the first woman to win an Oscar. Kathryn Bigelow, who won in 2009 for The Hurt Locker, was a painter and conceptual artist before she made Strange Days and Point Break with Keanu Reeves. She was one of the first artists to cross over into narrative film. Both these artists have pushed things in film because that is what artists do.'"

"Muir also has a claim to have predicted the influence of video artists on the film industry. In an article for Arena in the 1990s he suggested some stars of the art world might go on to make the big films of the future. 'At least I don't need to eat my hat on that one,' he said."

–Steve McQueen paves way for artists to break the boundaries