FROM THE ALBUM Nº4
RELEASE DATE APRIL 6, 2018
3D FILM BY EVA L’HOEST
16MM KINESCOPE & FILM PROCESSING BY THOMAS DEPAS
Filming No. 4 took place over 2 days in the woods near the megalithic remains in Wéris, Belgium. Working as a group of self-directed entities, the aim was to eliminate a preconceived goal and delve into observation and experimentation using a wide range of formats— 16mm film, 35mm film, VHS, Phantom high speed video and 3D scan. A fundamental point of inquiry was to collect a variety of recordings of a singular event and confront the translations. Only natural lighting was used to eliminate long set ups. Cameras were loaded with film and anyone could shoot at anytime. Performance artists Stav Yeini and Siet Phorae self-directed their movement and as the contract of openness unfolded, we began recording the in between moments as much as the action.
Midway thru day 2 some of the crew took a nap in the woods. Visual artist Eva L’Hoest made 3D scans of the sleeping bodies and these 3D environments became the starting point for the video for « Glissando of Bodies and Machines in Space. » The video was later edited and transferred to 16mm black & white Kodak 7222 film stock, processed by hand, and transferred back to video. A strange visual mythology is born out of the textural traces between materials – grain and pixel – and also the deterioration and failures of a series of imperfect digital and analog processes. The resulting image oscillates between a futuristic archeology and an unknown archive of early animation.