Factory Snaps


3 mins 40 secs

Filmed in Super 8, Factory Snaps is a brief record of the small fabricating and precision engineering companies that Lijn used to make much of her work. When she arrived in London in 1966, Lijn lived in a bedsit and was unable to do much more than draw her ideas for sculptures. Then, she found that there were many small industrial companies in London and she began to use them. The factories themselves fascinated Lijn but, although she spent a considerable amount of time in them in the first years she lived in London, Lijn only managed to film a very small part of the amazing places and strange visions she saw.

Transferred to digital tape and edited with Richard Wilding