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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620197
Title:
Hand/Shutter/#2
Authors:
Sherwin, Guy
Issue Date:
Mar-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620197
Type:
Video
Language:
en
Description:
Hand/Shutter/#2 is a hybrid video/film performance that was premiered at BFI Southbank on 11th March 2016 as part of an evening of performances celebrating the 50th anniversary of the London Filmmakers Co-operative. The show, title Interrupting Light was curated by Annabel Nicolson. Other artists included in the show were Gill Eatherley, Marilyn Halford, Tony Hill and Steve Farrer. Hand/Shutter/#2 takes a 16mm film (Hand/Shutter) that I made in 1976 as its starting point. It is a film that addresses reflexive viewing and in its original form belongs with the Short Film Series (1975-ongoing). The film plays on the frustration of vision, using my hand to alternately block the camera lens and my eyes (seen in a mirror). The new version updates the work to include live performance and video projection. In this version the original film is shown superimposed on a live video feed of myself projecting (i.e. performing) both works. Here, the blocking of the film projector light alternates with blocking of the video projector light (live feed). I am happy to be able to include Hand/Shutter/#2 in the small group of performance films that I began in the 1970s (e.g. Man with Mirror) and am still asked to perform years later, partly in light of renewed interest in the 1970s as a fertile period of ‘Expanded Cinema’ but also by virtue of the now considerable age difference between my on-screen self and myself as performer.
Sponsors:
1. Whitstable Biennale 2. Arts Council England 3. Guy Sherwin
Appears in Collections:
FOA

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSherwin, Guyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T11:45:28Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-11T11:45:28Z-
dc.date.issued2016-03-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620197-
dc.descriptionHand/Shutter/#2 is a hybrid video/film performance that was premiered at BFI Southbank on 11th March 2016 as part of an evening of performances celebrating the 50th anniversary of the London Filmmakers Co-operative. The show, title Interrupting Light was curated by Annabel Nicolson. Other artists included in the show were Gill Eatherley, Marilyn Halford, Tony Hill and Steve Farrer. Hand/Shutter/#2 takes a 16mm film (Hand/Shutter) that I made in 1976 as its starting point. It is a film that addresses reflexive viewing and in its original form belongs with the Short Film Series (1975-ongoing). The film plays on the frustration of vision, using my hand to alternately block the camera lens and my eyes (seen in a mirror). The new version updates the work to include live performance and video projection. In this version the original film is shown superimposed on a live video feed of myself projecting (i.e. performing) both works. Here, the blocking of the film projector light alternates with blocking of the video projector light (live feed). I am happy to be able to include Hand/Shutter/#2 in the small group of performance films that I began in the 1970s (e.g. Man with Mirror) and am still asked to perform years later, partly in light of renewed interest in the 1970s as a fertile period of ‘Expanded Cinema’ but also by virtue of the now considerable age difference between my on-screen self and myself as performer.en
dc.description.sponsorship1. Whitstable Biennale 2. Arts Council England 3. Guy Sherwinen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectartisten
dc.subjectartists' filmen
dc.subjectexpanded cinemaen
dc.subject16mm film projectionen
dc.subjectGuy Sherwinen
dc.subjectWhitstable Biennaleen
dc.titleHand/Shutter/#2en
dc.typeVideoen
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