Imaginary

Moira Sweeney

Description

‘Moira Sweeney uses an optical printer in her dream-like film Imaginary, in which shots of a cottage window-sill and the view of the coast beyond are slowed to about one fifth of their normal speed. This treatment imparts a gentle rocking motion to the camera movements, and renders grain sharply visible in the coastal views so that they acquire a kind of pointillist flatness. Imaginary is redeemed by a tender melancholy which unifies the rustic window and the deserted landscape beyond.’ – Nicky Hamlyn, Art Monthly, Feb 1989 (sourced from the artist on Dec 23rd 2016)

Details
Title

Imaginary

Year

1989

Creator

Moira Sweeney

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Landscape, Abstract Live Action, Diary, Lyrical, Experimental

Subject

Light, Travel, Contemplation, Intimacy

Language

No dialogue

Duration

18 minutes

Original format

Physical: Film: 16mm

Aspect ratio

4:3

Colour

Both Colour and Black and White

Sound

Sound

Rights

Copyright holder: Moira Sweeney

Artist website

http://moirasweeney.com

Link to work

n/a