DEGRADATION #1: X-RAY, SHROUD OF SECURITY

by James SCHNEIDER
2007 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 3' 00

While the Shroud of Turin (Suaire de Sécurité) is said to be inscribed with the face of Jesus Christ, the emulsion of this film has absorbed the image of a quite different contemporary figure, omnipresent and dissimulated. One hundred feet of un-shot 16mm (Kodak-7289, 800ASA) film was cut into 6 equal parts. Each piece was boxed separately and passed along to airline passengers to be placed in their check-in luggage. As they travelled, the boxes were separately subjected to x-ray checks 0, 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64 times. The assistance of 23 carriers, an innumerable quantity of anonymous security personnel, and the cumulative radiation render the emulsion of Shroud of Security virtually transparent. Violet's soundscape brings a pulverized soundtrack to the agitated grain.

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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 22,00 €