Untitled 1985

Country: UK
Duration: 6 mins
|20 Seconds
Sound: Silent
Available Format/s: HD Video
Original Format: 16mm film


Originally filmed on standard 8mm Kodachrome, double exposed and stretch printed. Virtually abstract imagery shot from a basement looking upwards via a pavement level window towards the side of Southwark Cathedral through dayglo ribbons which were part of some roadworks. A consequence of absorbing Peter Gidal’s theory of Structural Materialist film which I first encountered in 1975 in the issue of Studio International devoted to Avant-Garde Film. It was suggested that I should make more films like this, but it was unrepeatable for reasons hard to define. Apart from the technological issues, the film is very specific to a particular time and place. Passages was something of a sequel.

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