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Colour Separation
Colour Separation

Colour Separation 1976


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Colour Separation 1976

2 mins United Kingdom Director. Chris Welsby

The film colour separation process is deconstructed in highly impressionistic fashion. High-contrast film stock was run three times through a stationary camera by the artist Chris Welsby, once for each of the light primaries: red, blue and yellow. In the composite image, anything moving is represented in primary or secondary colour whilst anything still is rendered ‘correctly’.

Directed by

Chris Welsby






United Kingdom



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