To make this artwork, Rhodes composed a ‘score’ comprised of drawings that were printed onto filmstrip. They form abstract patterns of black and white lines onscreen. As the bands of light and dark pass through the projector they are ‘read’ as audio, creating an intense soundtrack. This creates a direct relationship between what we see and what we hear. The crossing projection beams achieve a sculptural quality within the space, encouraging us to move through and interact with the light beams. This is an early example of expanded cinema, in which viewers are both spectators and participants.
Lis Rhodes – 'An Opposition to Commercial Cinema' via Tate's YouTube channel
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Not in ACMI's collection
Previously on display
23 October 2022
ACMI: Gallery 3
Light → Light Music and Weights of Light
Moving image file/Digital
16mm black-and-white film, shown as video, 2 projections, dual mono sound