BLACK AND LIGHT

by Pierre ROVERE
1974 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 7' 48




This film was directly produced on a diverted computer without the involvement of any film equipment. Originally, this film was not in black and white, but in absolute black and full light. Indeed, initially, the screenings were only made with originals in which absolute black was achieved through the use of a totally opaque tape, while absolute white was generated by computer perforation (thus allowing all the light to pass through without the slightest opacity of film material).
This film is not the transcription of a movement, but a succession of constructed composite facts which the projection device translates for the eye into impression of movements. It does not refer to any external reality, but is meant to be its own reality.
Abstract Film Grand prix, Montpellier. Certificate of excellence of the 5th Festival international du cinéma en 16mm, Montreal 1975.

The film is also available in the form of a "cinegraphic frame" (also called "film structure"), i.e. a surface measuring approx. 73 cm x 174 cm, where the temporal evolution is displayed in two dimensions.
The exhibition of the “cinegraphic frame” is suggested along with the film screening. Price per exhibition day: same as the film rental fee.

3 PRINTS IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 40,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
sound sound
rental fee 40,00 €

distribution format DCP on server (SMPTE 2K)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
rental fee 40,00 €