Laurel’s Handle

Country: UK
Duration: 10 mins
Sound: Silent
Available Format/s: DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file


The materials that construct an image on the screen – light, dark, colour , sound – move in relation to each other to construct a cinematic spectre . The shapes take on form, which may have a bearing upon our memory of, encounters with, past perceptions. A hand, a handle, movement; transport us across the dimensions of the screen, from the space of an image, to a place of reminiscence. The banality of everyday activities, operations, procedures interact with memories of intimacy, distance, presence.
“These shifting and confused gusts of memory never lasted for more than a few seconds; it often happened that, in my brief spell of uncertainty as to where I was, I did not distinguish the successive theories of which that uncertainty was composed any more than, when we watch a horse running, we isolate the successive positions of its body as they appear upon a bioscope .”
Marcel Proust Swanns Way – In Search of Lost Time.

More works by Mike Leggett

, 1977
45 Mins Minutes

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