Wind Vane

by Welsby, Christopher

Film: 16mm 1972


‘The spatial exigencies of twin-screen projection become of primary importance in this film because the adjacency of the screen images is related to the adjacency of the filming technique: two cameras were placed about 50ft apart on tripods which included wind vane attachments, so that the wind direction and speed determined the direction and speed of the pans of the two freely panning cameras. The landscape images are more or less coincident, and the attempt by the spectator to visually conjoin the two spaces (already conjoined on the screen) sets up the primary tension of the film.’ – Deke Dusinberre

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Shown in Avant-garde British Landscape Films Tate, 1975, Part of SHOOT SHOOT SHOOT


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