Stones Off Holland

by Philpott, Richard

Film: 16mm 1988


Dutch radio pirates cut up Venice's Grand Canal. The national radio closes down and the anthem drones out over endless concrete cubes, forming a pier to a distant lighthouse. Multiple interactions between generations of 16mm film and video are printed onto 16mm with moving matte semaphore ciphers to colour perceptions of time, place and national identity. - R.P. 'In contrast to the romantic view of landscape Richard Philpott's Stones Off Holland employs strategies which firmly deny a romantic appropriation of landscape.' - Nicky Hamlyn, Art Monthly


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