Re: Regarding; preserving flora and butterfly wings on 35mm celluloid . . .

From: Rob Gawthrop (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Aug 12 2008 - 02:51:36 PDT

It might be best to contact print onto reversal 35mm film (E6 process)


On 12/8/08 10:37, "Donal Ó¹Céilleachair" <email suppressed> wrote:

> hello there frameworkers:
> has anyone had experience "fixing" organic elements to 35mm film ?
> I'm currently working on a project inspired by Brakhage's 'Mothlight'
> involving over 150 students each making their own 24-frame long
> 35mm film strip with local flora and butterfly wings
> attaching them to the film with non-toxic white glue
> the strips have all been 'made'
> they have dried out and are ready for 'fixing'
> we completed a test using an Elasco Acrylic Water-based Matt Application
> (normally used for Charcoal and Pastel fixing, called Perfix
> Colourless Fixiative and manufactured by Daler-Rowney)
> and so far neither the celluloid
> nor the organic elements
> have reacted negatively to the substance
> the strips need to be preserved to become part
> of an exhibition that will travel to different venues
> and before 'fixing' all of these 150 strips
> i wanted to check in if anyone else has had experience with 'fixing'
> organic elements
> like this to 35mm celluloid
> a description of the project follows below
> many thanks,
> Dónal Ó'Céilleachair
> I'm currently filmmaker-in-residence in an Irish Speaking area of West Cork
> as part of my residency i conducted an experimental filmmaking workshop
> with the students (aged from 5 up to 13) using
> Brakhage's film Mothlight as a point of departure
> each student was given 24 frames of 35mm clear mylar motion picture film
> and decorated their film strip with butterfly wings and local flora
> 150 students from over 7 schools in the Irish Speaking area in West Cork
> participated in the workshops
> the finished film, called Féilacán Solas (Butterfly Light),
> will be 150 seconds long and be projected on 35mm
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