by Georgy BAGDASAROV
& Alexandra MORALESOVÁ
2014 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 2' 44
A film from one of labodoble's series of experiments with natural (organic) film developers. The structure of the film is based on the chemical formula of a developer based on Rhus typhina. The main protagonist of the film is a species of flowering plant of the family Anacardiaceae whose leaves and berries are mixed with tobacco and other herbs and smoked by Native American tribes. We tried to apply the properties of Rhus typhina in photochemistry. The film captures the research, experiments, harvesting and preparation of the film developer in which the original negative was developed. The nonlinear structure of the chemical formula as well as the nonlinear research of the process are reflected in the order of the frames. No post-production except the sound. All editing work was made in camera before the chemical development.
|screen||1,37 - Standard (single screen)|
|sound||separate digital sound|
|rental fee||22,00 €|