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Colour Work

Michael Maziere

UK, 1991
15 minutes, Colour, Silent
Available formats: 16mm

COLOUR WORK attempts to present a subjective journey and to produce a translation of the perceptual experience of the look. Built around a cyclic and repetitive structure the film has a musical effect through its pace and rhythm.

“Michael Maziere’s COLOUR WORK and SILENT FILM balance rigorous camera movement with fine colour quality and expressive control and surprisingly, as reminiscent of the style of early Brakhage as that of Gidal , promising a renewed vitality in the structural vein.” Michael O’Pray . Life in the Trenches Undercut 10/11.

Her film (Retour d’un Repere Compose’ by Rose Lowder ) and Lis Rhodes ‘Light Reading’ and Joanna Millet’s Houselight and Michael Maziere’s ‘Colour Work’ and David Parson’s ‘Picture Plane II’ are a solid body of work which I don’t really think is being dealt with yet, for the issues raised and even the way the film operates on you as a spectator. It’s just the beginning now of a attempt to figure out what a post Co-op, feminist anti-narrative work really is.” Peter Gidal ‘Organising the Avant Garde ‘ The Front Line.