Nicky Hamlyn's recent 16mm films at The Film Gallery, Paris
28. September - November 2015
Vernissage 25. September 2015, 18-21h
The Film Gallery is delighted to present Brownian Motion, an exhibition of 16mm film works by experimental filmmaker Nicky Hamlyn, both produced in 2015. Nicky Hamlyn has been active in the British experimental film scene, most notably the London Filmmaker’s Coop, since the mid 1970s. He is mainly known for his precisely structuredobservational 16mm films and video works dealing with light, time and space. Hamlyn traces brief, transitional moments, studying the changes of surface structure, materiality and patterns of movement in our everyday environment. His films are compositions of brief transitional and ephemeral moments in time and space, bringing to light the overlooked or the soon to be extinct. This is achieved by deploying mechanisms such as time-lapse filming, single-frame shooting and superimposed fades in and out (dissolves). The show Brownian Motion at The Film Gallery brings his diverse film and video work for the first time to a French gallery.