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  • A Space for Reflection: the films of Nick Collins

Rees, Al, 2011, Journal Article, A Space for Reflection: the films of Nick Collins Sequence, 1 (2). pp. 5-9.

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This essay was written for Sequence, a new journal from the film-workshop and screening centre no.w.here. It discusses the films of Nick Collins from the 1970s to the present day, and aims to bring this little-known artist to wider attention. Collins was educated at Oxford (history), the Slade (film) and - less formally - at the London Film Co-op. His short and imagistic films explore a lyrical mode via firmly structural procedures that explore process as well as content. A landscape filmmaker in the experimental tradition, the essay argues that Collins' work is also related to serial music, to realist painting (as in the Italian studies of Thomas Jones) and to the tradition of lyric poetry. The essay describes ten key films from an extensive output, focussing on his unique contribution to personal documentary cinema.

Official URL: http://www.no-w-here.org.uk
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography > W690 Cinematics and Photography not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Communication
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2012 15:55
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2012 11:49
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/935

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