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A white linen sheet is filmed in a series of locations as focal point

Animation & Artists Moving Image 1970 22 mins


A film of architectural, indoor and countryside locations in which a 3 metre square white linen sheet appears within each location as a focal point. Sometimes like a billowing sail, at other times a discarded rag or a shroud. The sheet appears in odd places, making familiar objects look strange and uncanny.

Founded in 1966, the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative started life at Better Books, a counter-culture bookshop on Charing Cross Road, where a group led by poet Bob Cobbing and filmmakers Stephen Dwoskin and Jeff Keen met to screen films. Initially inspired by the activities of the New American Cinema Group in New York, the London Co-op grew into a pioneering organisation that incorporated a film workshop, cinema space and distribution office. During its four-decade history, the Co-op played a crucial role in establishing film as an art form in the UK and participated in a vibrant international film scene. This BFI Player collection brings together new scans of films distributed by and/or produced at the London Co-op.