IMPRINT

by Louise BOURQUE
1997 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 14' 00

Louise Bourque’s IMPRINT focuses obsessively on home-movie images of her family’s house, which seems gloomily oppressive, almost filling the frame; she repeats the images with various alterations - tinted, bleached, partly scraped away - as if attacking the place, turning its darkness into light. (Fred Camper, The Reader, Chicago, April 16 1999)
IMPRINT... throttles and exhausts a particular memory-image (a family on a porch in an ambiguous position - good-bye/hello, reuniting/reinforcing/celebrating?) and traces its corrosion and dissolution even as it intensifies it physically. Dyes, zip-a-toning, a weird daguerrotype shiny effect, and ripping makes for a very concrete trip. (Edward Crouse, San Francisco Bay Guardian, 1998)

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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 45,00 €