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Horizon (Five Pounds A Belgian)

John Smith

UK, 2012
18 minutes, 25 seconds, Colour, Stereo, 16:9
Original format: HD video
Available formats: BluRay / HD Digital file

Horizon (Five Pounds a Beligan) is a study of the sea filmed over several months from the windows of Turner Contemporary and locations around Margate. Smith captures the seascape across seasons and in dramatically different weather conditions, using a variety of means to stress and contrast the abstract qualities of light, colour and movement. Through this process he creates a view of the sea that draws attention to the spectacular improbability of the natural world.

Horizon (Five Pounds a Beligan) was commissioned by Turner Contemporary in partnership with Stour Valley Arts and South East Dance, as part of Turning Point South East – RELAY. Entry to the gallery and the commission is free.