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River Yar

William Raban
1972
35mins colour
2 screen

River Yar

A 2 screen installation made with Chris Welsby

The entire film was shot from a window in a water-mill in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. From this fixed viewpoint overlooking the River Yar, the camera was operated by 'single-framing' so that time was compressed at the rate of one frame every minute (day and night) for three weeks.
The film was made in two parts: twenty-one days following the Autumn Equinox, which is projected on the left-hand screen, and three weeks preceding the Spring Equinox shown on the right-hand screen.

Extract from artist's screening notes for John Hansard Gallery, Southampton University November 1972 (WR)

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