Re: Dialogues between film and digital

From: steven eastwood (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Feb 04 2010 - 05:45:05 PST

Dear Kim,

I may have a very appropriate piece for your exhibition, 'Of Camera,'
which I made some years back. It functions as a kind of on-screen spar
between celluloid film and digital/analogue video, and also between
materiality and narrative. Here is a brief synopsis:

Of Camera
dir. Steven Eastwood. dur. 14.40 mins. Original format S16mm. 2003

Of Camera explores the abortive attempts of two people to be together
in the same space. Their disagreement is fuelled by technical
difference: the woman exists on video and the man on celluloid. The
story corrupts as the two realise they are incompatible and that they
are being filmed and watched. Of Camera operates as a kind of
cinematic Trojan Horse. It has the outward appearance of a functional
noir thriller or failed romance, but scene-by-scene it collapses,
revealing the sum of its parts and destroying the classical film
vernacular it rode in on.

You can view an extract at:

I would be glad to send you a DVD.


Steven Eastwood
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On 4 February 2010 13:19, Kim Knowles <email suppressed> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Apologies for yet another question. This time I'm looking for experimental
> works that involve a dialogue between film and digital technology for a
> looped film programme at the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art. I'm thinking of
> films that go beyond simply shooting on film then transferring to digital,
> but rather where the two formats somehow comment on each other, such as
> Shambhavi Kaul's 'Scene 32' that screened at Rotterdam this week, and
> Thorsten Fleisch's 'Wound Film'. Any suggestions would, as ever, be greatly
> appreciated.
> Thanks!
> Kim
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