Chambers’s films provided the temporal dimension that he could never fully achieve in painting. This one, the longest and most ambitious he completed, plays with time in myriad ways.
Hart is an endlessly layered tour de force. It explores life and death, the sense of place and personal displacement, and the intricate aesthetics of representation. It is a personal and spiritual film, marked inevitably by Chambers’s knowledge that he had leukemia. It is at the centre of his extraordinary achievement.