FISSURES

by Louise BOURQUE
1999 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 2' 30




A film about forgetting and remembering, about past presences and the traces thet leave. In making this piece, Bourque literally distorted the personal home movie images appearing on the film plane through various manipulations in the process of doing her own low-tech contact printing. The point of contact in printing is continuously shifted so that the film plane appears warped and the images fluctuate, creating a distorted space of fleeting apparitions, like resurfacing memories. The footage was hand-processed and solorized as well as colored by hand through toning before a final print was made at the lab.

«... a veryshort film that meshes the beautifully overlapping style of Bruce Baillie with rhythm and sound to create a meditation in blue.»

-Stephen Brophy, artsMEDIA, March 15-15April 15, 2000

1 PRINT IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 20,00 €