Guy Sherwin

Guy Sherwin

Cinema of Perception / Cinema of Performance

28 June–16 August 200828 Jun–16 Aug 2008

Britain’s Guy Sherwin is a pioneer of experimental cinema. His handcrafted films, gallery installations, and performances explore light and time as fundamentals of cinema. Sherwin presents a survey of his films, including investigations of film material, animal studies, and optical-sound experiments. He also performs ‘expanded cinema’ works in collaboration with Singaporean film and sound artist Lynn Loo. These include the classic Man with Mirror, where he uses a mirror to catch and reflect a projected film. The film used shows him doing the same thing in a sunlit landscape in 1976. The work sets up a relay between live and recorded events. A joint project with OtherFilm, in association with Brisbane International Film Festival; supported by the British Council, Singapore Film Commission, and the University of Wolverhampton.

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