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Sheepman & the Sheared : 7. Sheepwoman

16 mins

A 16mm film, part 7 of a series, Sheepman & the Sheared (1970-1976).

"The film series was made within the workshops and the theoretical context of the London Filmmakers Co-operative and structural / material film. In the series, the coincidence of flora, fauna, other objects, processes and activities, with the film frame are in no way paramount to an inspection of the total film process by which an observation of this kind is made possible. Specific conditions to do with both Nature and human activity with Nature are recorded with the camera, but is essentially subject to the observation and reaction of the filmmaker.

Return to the camera image of Sheepman, together with control of camera, then examines the image resultant in conjunction with synchronous/non-synchronous sound and written word image." (1976)

" In Sheepman & the Sheared, Leggett delicately negotiates a dialectic between creation of images, and stripping the images of their illusionism. The comprehensiveness of his task provides the film with its interest: the evident intelligence and diligence make the film an imposing work in the canon of the British structural film." - Daryl Chin, New York Soho Weekly.