1 A show
that's open only two weeks is as ephemeral as a frame of film passing through a
projector gate. But just as the 1/24th-second frame can leave a
lasting impression, so can a two-week show.
2 Guy Sherwin’s
‘Light Cycles’ comprised seven installations: seven 16mm projectors showing
films on a loop, with seven screens. Five of the films can be found on his DVD,
‘Short Film Series 1975-2014’, but subtle as these are, the installations
complexified their subtlety.
starts and ends with the screen. The first installation on entering the gallery
was 'Projector illuminating itself': a strip of transparent leader, spliced as
a mobius strip, throws its rectangle of light on a mirror angled to throw the
image onto a mirrored screen which throws the light back at the projector
projecting its image onto a wall. This is the basic proposition of the elements
of cinema: light, a strip of film, a mechanism for running it through a
projector, and a resulting image – or shadow play -- on the screen.