Abi Spendlove

[Lightbeamwater]



Jan 2008

Lightbeamwater is a looped video of light reflecting off the surface of water. The refraction of the light through the lens of a digital camera has caused a bright beam of light to intersect the frame. The straight lines are reminiscent of imperfections on analogue film, and "zip" lines in Barnett Newman's paintings. The video captures the ethereal qualities of light and water.