Re: pathology of film

From: Rob Gawthrop (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jun 14 2006 - 02:43:57 PDT

Interestingly I have re-commenced working 'live' with film through a
series of works titled "Cinematic Events". These are mainly based upon
sound/noise, produced directly by the ostensibly 'imageless' film
material (dust, fogging, abrasions, splces etc.) or through other types
of intervention (fogged film projected onto the optical head of an
adjacent projector, live sound to match the occasional clear frame
within a black loop) and most successfully (which I presented at the
launch of NowWhere) of a piece of clear film with framelines streched
out from the projector to the screen which drags a piezo transducer
(contact mike)plugged into the projector, along the ground until it
jams the projector.

Hope that's of interest


On 11 Jun 2006, at 20:29, Joost Rekveld wrote:

> On 11 Jun 2006, at 20:20, Jonathan Walley wrote:
>> Along those lines, I'd be interested in hearing from anyone on the
>> list who makes this type of work - films without film (or involving
>> some substantial reconfiguration of film as we know it). Do you think
>> of it as film or something else?
> I think a huge difference between such work then and such work now is
> that back then these 'substantial reconfigurations of film' were
> reflections on the whole of the moving image industry, in which film
> (celluloid) was still the dominant medium.
> Using celluloid (or the absence of it) for such performances now will
> perhaps aquire a new, historical dimension of meaning, but it will
> have certainly lost the edge of being a reflection on current moving
> image tools..
> what do you think ?
> On 11 Jun 2006, at 19:14, Tom B Whiteside wrote:
>> >Now there's a conceptual art /experimental film project: create a
>> work in
>> >16mm designed to be destroyed over time by bad projection and inept
>> >splicing. The work would not be 'finished' until a certain extreme
>> degree
>> >of random deterioration had occured over a number of years -- also
> Isn't that part of the 'Film in which there appear sprocket holes,
> edge etcet c' project ?
> What's their name again, Birgit Hein and ...
> ciao,
> Joost.
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