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

00:18:00

Original format

Physical: Film: 16mm

Aspect ratio

4:3

Colour

Colour/B&W

Sound

Sound

Rights

Moira Sweeney

Artist website

http://moirasweeney.com

Link to work

n/a