Guy Sherwin

Messages (1983) 16mm, black and white, 34 min

Genre: Experimental

"[MESSAGES is] a diary-essay recording the development of language, in words and drawings, of his young daughter Maya. It is also a study of the world of trees, water and the passage of time. Intensely beautiful images of shadows of leaves falling on the open pages of a book, a voluminous tree moving in and out of focus, becoming a dark almost abstract mass, a hand plunging into a stream to pluck out a stone and so on. The film is silent with text superimposed -- usually questions or comments by the young girl -- which show the innocence and incisiveness of childhood. The film inextricably associates these with the perceptions of the artist. ... MESSAGES can be understood as a representation of the artistic process itself." -- Michael O'Pray

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