Monday, 28 May 2012

Liz Rhodes - Light Music

Liz Rhodes Light Music 
16 mm, 2 screens, 25 mins

Liz Rhodes' 1975 installation Light Music is widely regarded as a classic of British Expanded Cinema. Utilising 2 16 mm film projectors placed directly opposite one another, the work uses the projectors' light beams to sculptural effect while translating the black and white visual content of the reels into sound. The variations in spacing adjust the tonal frequency, the thickness the amplitude, and the colour and density the tone.
Lis Rhodes has been a pioneer of British experimental film-making since the early '70s. An active member of the London Filmmakers' Co-op who went to found Circles, the first UK organization dedicated to distributing artists's film and video made by women. She lives and works in London.