Annabel Nicolson
b. 1946

Like Carolee Schneemann, Nicolson came to film from painting, and had seen Lye and McLaren’s direct films before making her own cameraless painted and scratched loop Abstract no. 1 in 1969. For Slides, made the following year, Nicolson taped and sewed together pieces of 8-, 16-, and 35mm slides of her abstract paintings. She then held the strand, moving it up and down, slowly and then more quickly, as it went through the same Co-op printer that Schneemann had used …

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Reel Time (1973)