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Imaginary

Moira Sweeney


Artist's biography

Moira Sweeney

Synopsis

'Moira Sweeney uses an optical printer in her dream-like film Imaginary, in which shots of a cottage window-sill and the view of the coast beyond are slowed to about one fifth of their normal speed. This treatment imparts a gentle rocking motion to the camera movements, and renders grain sharply visible in the coastal views so that they acquire a kind of pointillist flatness. Imaginary is redeemed by a tender melancholy which unifies the rustic window and the deserted landscape beyond.' - Nicky Hamlyn, Art Monthly, Feb 1989 (sourced from the artist on Dec 23rd 2016)

Details
Title

Imaginary

Year

1989

Form

Short

Key phrases

landscape, abstract live action, diary, lyrical, experimental, light, travel, contemplation, intimacy

Language

No dialogue

Duration

00:18:00

Original formats

Physical: Film: 16mm

Aspect ratio

4:3

Colour

Mixture

Sound

Yes

Supported by Kildare County Council, the Arts Council of Ireland and Visual Artists Ireland.
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