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A reflection on light

Grace Weir


Synopsis

'A reflection on light is a film that consists of a seemingly single shot that travels across different locations and histories, to the hanging of a painting ‘Let there be light’ by Mainie Jellett in the School of Physics in Trinity College Dublin. Mainie Jellett was a painter from Ireland who in Paris in 1921 studied with Albert Gleizes, considered one of the founders of Cubism. Weaving together events from across the strands of time that have brought this painting to this particular location, the film’s non-chronological timeline traverses different fields and disciplines to present a wider context to the concerns of the painting. The fluidity of the film is further tautened through the film’s voiceover and soundtrack which maps the viewing of a history with the experiential immediacy of music.'

(Text sourced from http://www.graceweir.com/AReflectionOnLight.html on Dec 17th 2016)


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Title

A reflection on light

Year

2015

Form

Short

Key phrases

art, experimental, jellett, mainie, cubism, light, time, history, genealogy, physics

Language

English (eng) (spoken)

Duration

00:21:00

Original formats

Physical: HDV

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Mixture

Sound

Yes

Supported by Kildare County Council and Visual Artists Ireland.
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