Lis Rhodes – ‘An Opposition to Commercial Cinema’ | The Tanks



This film contains flashing images | Artist Lis Rhodes is a major figure in the history of artists’ film-making in Britain and was a leading member of the influential London Filmmakers’ Co-op.

Lis Rhodes’ installation, ‘Light Music’, recreated for The Tanks at Tate Modern, is an innovative work, experimenting with celluloid and sound to push the formal, spatial and performative boundaries of cinema.

As light beams from two film projectors positioned opposite each other, abstracted forms of light and shadow are created. Through this dynamic, the audience are encouraged to become active participants, moving through the beams and creating new forms. Rhodes describes the work and her motivation in creating it.

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