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Simon Payne: Systems Cinema (in Company)

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Simon Payne – Systems Cinema (in Company)

Simon Payne has been committed to making abstract cinema for twenty years. His videos are predominantly orientated around bold graphic forms and highly structured sequences that produce unexpected colour combinations and conflicting planes. Sometimes there are contingent elements that correspond with incidental indications of the artist’s hand, but his approach to cinema is primarily objective. The systems that underpin Simon Payne’s videos involve the entirety of the screen and every edge, while the effect of these systems often spill out of the screen, to illuminate the cinema in remarkable ways. This programme, originally commissioned by Lightcone (Paris), also includes 16mm films by three friends and colleagues: Nicky Hamlyn, Neil Henderson and Jennifer Nightingale. Despite the difference in medium, several shared principles span their work. Each of them sees explicit processes and time-based structures as the essence of cinema.

'Systems Cinema' also celebrates the launch of a new DVD by Simon Payne that includes several works from 2010-2018. It is the second compilation of his work on the RGB label, which has published DVDs by Nick Collins, Nicky Hamlyn, Neil Henderson and Samantha Rebello. Systems Cinema and other RGB DVDs will be available at the screening. They are also available from the BFI and LUX.

Simon Payne’s work has shown in numerous festivals and venues including: Anthology Film Archives, New York; Pacific Film Archives, San Francisco; the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Edinburgh, London and Rotterdam film festivals; Media City Festival, Windsor, Ontario; European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück; the Serpentine and Whitechapel Galleries in London; Tate Britain and Tate Modern and the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. He has also written widely on experimental film and video and recently co-edited the book Kurt Kren: Structural Films (2016) with Nicky Hamlyn and A.L. Rees. He is currently editing a posthumous book by A.L. Rees, entitled Fields of View: Film, Art and Spectatorship. Simon Payne is Reader in Film and Media at ARU, Cambridge and lives in London.

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Colour Bars (2004/2019) HD, 16:9, colour, silent, 8’

New Ratio (2007) HD, 16:9, colour, stereo, 1’40”

Iris Out (2008) HD, 16:9, colour, mono sound, 10’

Cut Out (2013) HD, 16:9, colour, stereo, 3’33”

primitive cinema (2015) HD, 16:9, colour, silent, 2’

Jennifer Nightingale West Window/East Window (2013) 16mm, colour, silent, 10’

Nicky Hamlyn Matrix (1999) 16mm, colour, silent, 7’

Neil Henderson Candle (2018) 16mm, b/w, silent, 3’

Set Theory I-IV (2018) HD, 16:9, b/w and colour, stereo, 19’



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