Idlewild

Idlewild, 2017
Hand-manipulated 8mm film, video, sound

I created this video for the ICEBOX Project Space at Crane Arts in Philadelphia, which features an amazing projection area 92 feet wide. The piece explores the unique randomization of film grain by magnifying a reel of 8mm movie film that was exposed by the sun without the use of a camera and scratched to create abstract imagery. By scaling up the picture from 8 millimeters to 92 feet, the patterns that emerge both from the physical medium and the digital reproduction are meant to enhance the rare opportunities of the space by emphasizing horizontal movement and saturated colors.

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