Hanwell Locks

1972, 5 minutes, 16mm film


This was an exercise in shooting on a single reel of colour reversal 16mm film and cutting the master directly, done to demonstrate to my tutors at the Rotal College of Art that I could work more conventionally than the highly experimental Three Ways, which I had not completed in time! It ended up as a lyrical poetic look at a sequence of locks in west London, cut directly to a piece of pre-existing music by jazz flautist Yusef Lateef.

I include it here as it indicates my early interest in the relationship of sound to picture and how the sound/music influences so strongly the emotional feeling of a moving image piece.