Actor

by Hall, David, Sinden, Tony

Film: 16mm 1972

Duration
11
Screens
1
Funder
Arts Council of England/Great Britain

An (intentionally unmistakable) actor holds a conversation on a telephone, only his voice is heard throughout. His scripted monologue attempts to draw the audience across the time barrier between the time when the film was shot and when it is seen, gradually revealing that the conversation is a hypothetical (impossible) one with the audience themselves. Unconventional juxtapositions are applied in the editing to support this and ultimately to pose questions about the accepted notions of temporal and spatial continuity. - Perspectives on British Avant-Garde Film catalogue, Hayward Gallery, 1977

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