This film, taken from my 4 year-old daughter’s metaphor for a sunset, was originally created as an art gallery installation housing a 200-foot long acrylic filmstrip painting next to a black box screening room for the film.
Can the shortest film in the world also be the longest painting in the world? Citing two sources: the first, the only short film created by the late Gordon Webber in the late 1949’s (made in the Architecture Department of Montreal’s McGill University) and second, Derrida’s notes on undecidability, this film’s optical qualities (i.e. lack of opacity, framing, etc.) were imagined from a painter’s point of view. Deliberately mishandled as a time - based art form, special optical processes were invented to “undo” the differences between painting/film, finally creating a new dynamic landscape that ONLY the analogue film medium and physical surfaces can co-habit.
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