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Four Toronto Films

by Nicky Hamlyn
Canada/U.K. / 19:00 / 2007
silent / colour & b/w

The suite of four short films explores ideas about framing, centred round the attempt to find a necessary correspondence between the facts of the camera apparatus; fixed, rectangular frame and aspect ratio, and the work's subject matter. A related idea concerns the figuration within the films of the manner in which the camera creates its own pro-filmic. To this end, there is a more or less recurring theme of frames within frames.

Three of the four sections were filmed in, or within a stone’s throw of, the house in Toronto where I stayed while completing the work as an artist in residence at LIFT workshops (sidewalk, window, back lane). The fourth section was made at Koshlong Lake, near Haliburton, about 100 miles northeast of Toronto.

Exhibition Formats

  • 16mm


  • landscape/arch.


  • experimental
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