Peter Matthews

The Ocean Moves Through It

2013. Rock fragments and other ocean matter on super 8 film transferred to HD video. 16:49 minutes, silent.

At low tide in the Atlantic Ocean, England, a length of blank 8mm film, 50 feet in length, is placed between two rocks where the strip of film becomes subject to various actions and forces, primarily hitting a rock onto the surface of the film.  A primal relationship is developed while hitting two ancient ocean rocks together which creates, as a direct reaction, a series of marks which, when projected, produce a myriad display of forms and structures which emanate somewhere out-there in that vast abyss of time and space.

Full film The Ocean Moves Through It. Primal actions, hitting the 8mm with ancient ocean time and rocks.

Film still.

Film still.