Castle Two, 1968, Malcolm Le Grice

Double Screen Films

Castle Two (1968) Malcolm Le Grice. 16mm, bw, 32 min
Play (1971) Sally Potter. 16mm, color and bw, 7 min
Choke (1971) David Crosswaite. 16mm, color, 5 min
Pan Film (1972) Gill Eatherley. 16mm, bw, 8 min
River Yar (1971–72) William Raban & Chris Welsby. 16mm, color, 35 min
 
Widening the visual field increased the opportunity for both spectacle and contemplation. With two 16mm projectors side-by-side, time could be frozen or fractured in complex ways by playing one image against another and creating an illusory space between them. An awareness of the temporality of the cinematic event is reinforced by variations in sync from one screening to the next. Castle Two employs Cageian chance and indeterminacy, evoking 1960's paranoia of the military-industrial complex and placing the viewer in a state of anxiety and confusion. River Yar is a monumental study of landscape, nature, light and the passage of time. Employing real-time and time-lapse photography, it documents and contrasts the view of a tidal estuary in autumn and the following spring. (M.W.)
 
Introduced by Mark Webber

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