(LIFT) Artist-in-Residence Screening: Nicky Hamlyn Films and Phenomena

LIFT and Pleasure Dome Present:

Nicky Hamlyn Films and Phenomena

Artist in attendance


LIFT and Pleasure Dome Present:

Nicky Hamlyn Films and Phenomena

Artist in attendance


Witness an evening of films by British avant-garde filmmaker and LIFT artist in residence Nicky Hamlyn. Hamlyn’s mostly silent films are concentrated, focused on the relationship between camera and place, maker
and materials. Subtle shifts in focus, single-frame sequences, or time-lapse photography alter our perception of a tree, a wall, a garden trellis, a shadow, or a reflection. Space is alternately flattened and expanded. The gap in a fence, the opening between two sheets hanging on a laundry line reframe the outdoors, and nature in close-up becomes abstract and intensely colored, surprising us with its patterns, variability, and the sheer beauty of the mundane. Included are two new films Hamlyn has made at LIFT this summer.


Nicky Hamlyn studied Fine Art at the University of Reading. From 1979 to
1981 He was a workshop organizer at the London Filmmakers‚ Co-op, where he
was also a founder of and regular contributor to the Co-op’s magazine
Undercut. He is currently a lecturer in Time Based media and Visual Theory
at Kent Institute of Art and Design. His films have been screened at
festivals and venues around the world.

As well as making films, Nicky Hamlyn has written a book about the
subject: Film Art Phenomena, published by the British Film Institute,



Minutiae (1 minutes, 1990)

Hole (2 minutes,1992)

Lux et Umbra (2 minutes,1999)

Not Resting (4 minutes, 1999)

Pistorino (9 minutes, 2003)

Penumbra (9 minutes, 2003)

Object Studies (17 minutes, 2005)

Panni (3 mintues, 2005)

Walking (5 minutes, 2007)

Tim Zuck (2 minutes, 2007)



Friday 27 July 2007 –

Non-members: 7
Members: 5 LIFT and Pleasure Dome

129 Spadina Avenue (down the alley) 
Toronto ON Canada