1970/2001, 16mm, colour, sound, 25 minutes
Cast: Ronald Krueck, Nigel Gosling
Filmed in Greece (Island of Hydra) and England (London).
First Public Screening: Österreichisches Filmmuseum, Vienna, 22 May 1996
Original Version: Still Light, 1970, 16mm, colour, sound, 60 minutes
First Public Screening: Goethe House, New York, 13 December 1071 (unconfirmed)
Projection copy preserved in the Study Collection of Anthropology Film Archives, New York.
The first half of the film explores delicate nuances of lighting, colour and depth as Beavers shoots the face of a young man in various locales on the Greek island of Hydra, using a variety of customized masks and filters. The man’s face remains constant throughout, surrounded by iconic elements in the landscape, like a pulsating Renaissance portrait. Still Light brings to mind any number of structuralist binarisms: youth and age, creation and criticism, action and reflection, living landscape and mummified text.
(Ed Halter, New York Press).