Afterimage No. 8/9 - 1981 / Beginning … and Beginning Again
These works by British filmmakers turn an apparent simplicity or calculated primitiveness into rich visual experiences. Sherwin uses the pre-determined length of the 3-minute, silent, 16mm reel to record often diaristic and domestic subjects, creating a particular poetry of theme and variation. Farrer generates brief abstract films by drawing geometric figures directly onto a grid of clear celluloid, with sound generated by the image. A similar unity of sound and vision is present in Lis Rhodes’ Light Music, a dynamic work of expanded cinema for two projectors and a mobile audience.