Heads

James Greenway

Description

‘Heads is a film piece made as a response to the work of Swedish artist Pontus Lindvall. Greenway was invited by the artist to make a contribution to an exhibition of his work at the September Gallery, Berlin. The resulting work was a series of film portraits of the hand carved heads which were some of the objects which Lindvall had created for the exhibition. The film creates a refined perspective of the sculptural quality of the objects as entities in themselves stripped of any functional purpose. The film was informed by conversations between Greenway and Lindvall in which they discussed Lindvall’s conceptual concerns in the making of the objects. Aspects of muteness and autonomy within a community became highlighted in the portraits and further distilled through the process of translating them to film. The resulting silent film projection stands alone as a work in itself with an archival quality evocative of ethnological observations of tribal objects.’
(Sourced from private vimeo link on March 11th 2016)

Details
Title

Heads

Year

2012

Creator

James Greenway

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Art, Documentary, Ethnographic

Subject

Autonomy, Silence

Language

English (eng); no spoken content

Duration

4 minutes

Original format

Physical: Film: Super 8mm

Aspect ratio

4:3

Colour

Colour

Sound

Silent

Rights

Copyright holder: James Greenway

Artist website

Artist does not currently have a website. Vimeo page is here https://vimeo.com/jamesgreenway

Link to work

https://vimeo.com/60826164