From: { brad brace } (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Dec 13 2008 - 16:27:17 PST

 Arrival was originally shot in 1979 on regular8 film with a
small wind-up camera that gradually disintegrates and
finally locks-up over the course of filming. The film was
transferred to super8 and then to 16mm film. It has actually
been shown at independent and underground film venues in
Canada. In digitizing this miniature version for the web,
I've omitted the five-minutes of clear film leader that
preceded the footage found here; this was better suited to
these informal screenings, allowing the audience time to get
acclimatized to the theatre, the grain and the pace of the

Essentially we are presented with a singular vantage point
over and along a train-tressle. Insignificant events occur.
In opening-up a historical gaze that period of time is
simultaneously closed-down; we're merely passing through.


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