This performance re-orchestrates an “cinematic” event and a narrative out of strips of found footage film using deconstructed elements of the cinematic projection process. The unhinged and precarious spectacle is created using old sound heads of cinema projectors to access the optical sound tracks- then looping and layering this sound while small viewers act as intermediate transformers of images from the film strips. The assemblage of these elements are combined with live micro camera feed. Thus, the selected archive is slowly unraveled and exposed with extended scrutiny and rigor. Ultimately the work is a self-reflective and a poetic take on the boundless meta archive of cinema itself – as well as of recycling and appropriation as an act of investigation.
Sami van INGEN/ 16mm + digital performance / 45-50min. (Finland)
Sami van INGEN is a Finnish experimental film-maker whose work is distributed by and screened at some of the most central institutions in the experimental film world. Besides his practice as an artist van Ingen also curates and teaches experimental film as well as is involved in film restoration and research.