Light Readingís 2008 series continues with a conversation between painter Angela Allen and filmmaker Nicky Hamlyn. Hamlynís new works Sequence 13 and Interruption VII (2008) will be shown for the first time during the event and are informed by a painting and a drawing by Allen which will also be exhibited. In addition to Hamlynís new work, Kurt Krenís 11/65 Bild Helga Philip (1965) and Marie Menkenís Mood Mondrian (1965), similarly films of paintings will also be screened.
Allen and Hamlynís discussion will take as its starting point the relationship between the two creative processes, that of the painter and the filmmaker which resulted in the making of Hamlynís two films. Hamlyn conceives the project in the following terms: ďThe film's making processes aim to be in accordance with the generative and formal principles by which the drawings were made. The guiding principle is that the film be true to the strategy and problematics of the drawing, while at the same time rendering the subject as a time-based work. I intended to focus questions of medium specificity and translatability between two works with similar formal characteristics - Allenís drawings and the film-medium are both grid-like- yet which are realised in fundamentally different media. The
project engages with ideas about perception in time, stasis and movement, directed and free viewing processes and other issues. One could even say that the two works are identical, at least at any given indexical moment, and yet they are utterly diverse.Ē
Angela Allen studied Fine Art at Wimbledon School of Art (Dip. A.D.) and at Coventry University (M.A.) She is a painter and former lecturer in fine art and drawing who has exhibited at Kingsgate Gallery, Waterloo Gallery and other venues.
Nicky Hamlyn studied fine art at Reading University. His films have been shown at festivals and screenings around the world. HIs book Film Art Phenomena was published by the BFI in 2003. He is senior lecturer in Video Arts Production and Visual Theory at University for the Creative Arts, Maidstone, and a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art.
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