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dc.contributor.authorSherwin, Guy
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.
dc.description.sponsorship1. Whitstable Biennale 2. Arts Council England 3. Guy Sherwin
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dc.subjectartist
dc.subjectartists' film
dc.subjectexpanded cinema
dc.subject16mm film projection
dc.subjectGuy Sherwin
dc.subjectWhitstable Biennale
dc.titleHand/Shutter/#2
dc.typeDigital or visual media


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