Lis Rhodes, Light Music 1975 (two screens and hazer)An installation of this piece was exhibited in the Oil Tanks at the Tate Modern as part of the Expanded Cinema: Activating the Space of Reception conference this weekend. I recorded this video on my phone, (hence the appauling quality), and it certainly gives no sense of the scale, atmosphere and presence of this piece. One of the best things I've seen this year.
"Lis Rhodes has conducted a thorough investigation into the relashionship between shapes and rhythms of lines and their tonality when printed as sound. Her latest work Light Music is series of movable sections. The film does not have a rigid pattern of sequences and the final length is variable. The image is restricted to lines of horizontal bars across the screen: there is variety in the spacing (frequency), their thickness (amplitude), their colour and density (tone)."William Raban, Perspectives on British Avant-Garde at the Hayward Gallery, 1978