BEACH FRAGMENTS Super 8 6’55 colour silent 1978/short extract

Beach Fragments was made in-camera in Super 8, and explores a section of beach surface through a series of diffrent time-lapses recordings.

a) Short bursts in ‘real time’ each time a wave crosses the framed area of beach and again of the beach after the wave has receded;
b) continuous single frame shooting for the time in which a wave moves in, out and across the framed area of beach;
c) continuous single frame shooting of the pebble area only, each time a wave has receded from the framed area, leaving a different configuration of pebbles.

The camera records images of waves breaking on the sea shore through the varying time-lapse registers. Differences within the framed area of beach surface can be observed when the film is projected. Pebbles are sequentially repositioned after each wave has crossed and receded from the area. Changes in ‘on screen’ movements can also be seen according to the differences in the mode of time-lapse used during the recording process, some of which are abstract.