The Transits of Venus

(Nicky Hamlyn, 2012, 6 min)

The two films, the first black and white, the second in color, record the sky when Venus passed across the Sun on June 6th, 2004 and June 6th, 2012. Transits of Venus occur in a pattern that repeats every 243 years, with pairs of transits 8 years apart, separated by long gaps of 121.5 years and 105.5 years. Each shot is contextualized with data detailing the various technical parameters that determine the peculiarity of the image. This data is an integral part of the work. -NH

35mm, Silent


Directed by Nicky Hamlyn


Showing:

Thursday, March 21 7:00pm

Films in Competition 2

Recent animation, experimental and documentary films, including Flower by Naoko Tasaka.

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)