16mm Reversal Film 2 from Bill Leslie on Vimeo.
I wanted to make something that could be moved in front of the camera, obviously by hand, but without any hands present. I made three long pieces that could slide back and forth by cutting MDF and coating it in plaster.
Jo came to my studio recently and saw the objects and said it was like they were 'made backwards' or with the camera in mind. That the movement brought out by the camera was somehow inherent in the objects themselves. They afford a particular type of action in front of the camera. This feels important!