A transatlantic epistolary exchange.
A song transformed into a film score and mailed across the Atlantic Ocean.
The score interpreted using an intuitive approach and a single roll of 16mm color negative film. The film exposed, rewound and re-exposed many times, developed and sent back across the Atlantic. These images were collected with the foreknowledge that the film would be extensively manipulated in the darkroom. An archaic homemade contact printer was used to create the final look and that film was hand-processed, and rinsed and repeated all in the same room in which the score began.
Time passing. The feeling of time. Collapsing space. Collapsing time. Collapsing time and space.
*16mm print available and recommended for screening purposes. This is the digital version.
"Sweet Dreams" available on Angel Olsen's "Sleepwalker" 7 inch from Sixteen Tambourines (sixteentambourines.bigcartel.com/)
US footage processed at Filmworkers/ Astro Labs Chicago. Austrian footage hand-processed at the filmkoop wien. 2K film scan by Synchro Vienna
This film was made under the auspices of a Fulbright grant funded by the Austrian-American Educational Commission.
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