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Vertical

David Hall

UK, 1969
17 minutes, Colour, Sound, 1:1.33
Original format: 16mm film
Available formats: 16mm
Vertical

“..in his seminal film VERTICAL, Hall manipulates.. perceptual assumptions by translating geometric shapes of three dimensional sculpture on landscape photographed from striking perspectives. Careful attention to laws of perspective and manipulation of framing and composition enable Hall to contradict initial visual information and to violate expectation….” – Deke Dusinberre
“.. it would be a mistake to regard this film as documentation of sculpture.. It is important to realise that the sculptures only work because they are recorded on film. Their function in the film is to draw attention to the difference between our actual experience of space and the representation of three dimensions on a two dimensional surface.” – Chris Welsby

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