Guy Sherwin

  • Guy Sherwin – Messages (1984)

    1981-1990ExperimentalGuy SherwinShort FilmUSA

    A response to my young daughter’s discovery of language and to her questions about the world.

    Messages was made over a 3 year period, when my daughter Maya was first learning to talk and write.

    It was my first film that involved gathering material around a central theme. That theme was not constant, but shifted its ground between ideas to do with childhood, with language, or with visual perception.Read More »

  • Guy Sherwin – At the Academy / Cycles / Salt Water (1974)

    1971-1980ExperimentalGuy SherwinShort FilmUnited Kingdom


    Guy Sherwin studied painting at Chelsea School of Art in the late 1960s before being drawn to the radical film practice of the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative (now LUX) where he taught printing and processing during the mid-’70s. His films investigate fundamental qualities of cinema such as light and time, and often use serial forms or live elements to extend its possibilities. The unique, elusive qualities of analogue film are explored through experiments with sound, image and film in live performance.Read More »

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