Systems of Nature

Date: 7 November 2007 | Season: Chris Welsby | Tags: ,

Wednesday 7 November 2007, at 8:40pm
London BFI Southbank NFT2

Welsby’s films are dialogues between the filmmaker and the natural elements: the wind controls the movements of the camera in Tree and the film speed in Anemometer. Later films address environmental concerns, such as the threat of radiation as a Geiger counter provides Sky Light’s post-Chernobyl soundtrack. Shifting from environmental structuralism to a more observational mode, the final film Drift has the viewer literally drifting off into a world beyond gravity, into an abstract space between sky and sea.

Chris Welsby, Anemometer, 1974, 10 min
Chris Welsby, Tree, 1974, 5 min
Chris Welsby, Colour Separation, 1975, 3 min
Chris Welsby, Stream Line, 1976, 8 min
Chris Welsby, Sky Light, 1988, 26 min
Chris Welsby, Drift, 1994, 17 min

Chris Welsby will introduce the screening and be available for questions. Curated by Steven Ball, Mark Webber and Maxa Zoller.