[Frameworks] celluloid etc

From: mark williams <mark_williams_1_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 16:43:38 -0700 (PDT)

Once we're out of the biobox, I enjoy the performative aspect of film projection. The presence of the artist-as-operator amongst the audience/in the performance space often leads to a more social relationship with the audience - the work begins at the point of screening but continues after the screening in discussion with the audience, either afterwards or as the artist/operator threads up the next reel. Obviously the mechanics of film are way more present and noisy than that of digital. And the mechanics make it evident that the moving image is a sequence of stills. Whether one cares for this or not, it's certainly a unique quality of the medium.  Personally I still havn't seen a digital projection that yet replicates the warmth of the film image; but I'm 100% certain that one day I will. Meanwhile, 'digital' seems a rather broad catch-all for what is truly a vast catalogue of aesthetic variations built not just on files but codecs, compression, projection, etc.

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