Still Life with Pear

by Dunford, Mike

Film: 16mm 1974


This was the first of a series of films that began to deal with the film as a construct within a social context, not viewed as isolated from it, and therefore, began to deal with the interrelated aspects of the film and its making. A strict method for the filming was used as a basis, or a model, for the real event. The actuality inevitably did not follow the model and thus the model and the actuality could be seen to reveal one another, and the filming process, in all its implications, to be exposed through the errors and adaptations. The film was being viewed as much more encompassing than the physical entity of the film itself. The use of a still life, the archetypal subject of classical art, formed a focus around which to visually discuss the divergencies of a time-based art.

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