Guy Sherwin
b. 1948

British experimental filmmaker Guy Sherwin produced a number of what he called “optical sound films” in the 1970s while a member of the London Film-Makers’ Co-op. Sherwin explored synthetic sound via myriad cameraless techniques, altering the shape of the filmstrip, bleaching or developing the celluloid, and turning representational imagery into sound. For his Phase Loop (1971), Sherwin fashioned the titular twelve-second loop by punching a hole into black film every twenty-four frames, allowing a brilliant circle of light to burst …

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Cycles #3 (1972/2003)