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Connemara

Guy Sherwin
1980
31mins colour and b/w sound 16mm

Connemara

A landscape film as a formal structure, reflecting on presence and place.

Made while on a visit to Connemara in Ireland, the film is partly a response to the sense of time that the landscape evoked.

Time is experienced through the film in a number of ways:
traces of past human activity, static shots of long duration, the same places revisited in different conditions of weather and light, exact print repeats of some of the shots, exact repeats of ambient sounds (set against different images), an overall symmetrical shape to the film.

I was also interested to discover what kind of aural and visual spaces the mind would create from the juxtaposition of conflicting stimuli.

The film has also been shown in conjunction with live improvised music.

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