Sunday, March 4, 2007

Film Art Phenomena

Works by Nicky Hamlyn

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Composing his work “in camera,” the films of Nicky Hamlyn incorporate each shooting’s unique character, producing open-ended outcomes while questioning matter and perception. Quoting from his Film Art Phenomena (published 2003): “I see my films as arising out of an encounter between a situation or location or subject, and a camera/production strategy. I have been inspired partly by Robert Morris’ reading of Jackson Pollock’s paintings as resulting from the interactions of horizontal canvas, paint viscosity, stick, gravity, arm mechanics. Morris’ behavioristic take on Pollock redeems it from an expressionistic reading.” Screening: Minutiae, Hole, Not Resting, Pistrino, Water, Matrix, Penumbra, Object Studies and Transit of Venus, which records two consecutive passes of Venus across the sun. (Caroline Savage)

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