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Filter Beds

Guy Sherwin
1998
9mins black & white sound 16mm

Filter Beds

Images of reeds, wires, birds and trees emerge and disappear as attention shifts from one plane to another.

A delicate study of a tangle of scrub and trees. A very shallow depth of field causes branches and stalks of wild grasses to emerge and disappear as Sherwin racks focus, settling on the jet planes sweeping across an impossibly distant sky. The soft rich grain of the muted image lends it a dreamlike timelessness.
Brian Frye NYFF 1999

Made at the site of the disused Middlesex Filter Beds in east London.

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