Tony Hill – Expanded Movie (UK 1990, 12:26 mins.)

During the eighties and the nineties, most of Tony Hill’s work revolved around unfamiliar perspectives he created by extending the machinery of the camera in a performative way. The rigorous and often humorous exploration of the new device so created, show a world that is fresh as if it is being seen for the first time by a new kind of embodied eye. In ‘Expanded Movie’, Hill works with anamorphic lenses that squash and squeeze the image.

BIO: Born in London in 1946, Tony Hill studied Architecture and Sculpture and makes experimental short films that are somewhere between sculpture and cinema. He has been working as an independent film-maker since 1973, usually taking on all aspects of production and often developing and building his own equipment. He also works with installations, photography and sound. Hill taught film and video from 1982 until 2002 at the University of Derby becoming Professor of Film and at Plymouth College of Art from 2004 until 2011. He has presented his work at numerous Art Galleries and in Film Festivals worldwide.