'Lyrical Nitrate' (1991), a film from Peter Delpeut, is composed of old found film fragments. These where still printed on nitrate film, which was a delicate material. It wasn't only highly flammable, but it couldn't withstand the decay of time. As the film progresses, the image further and further degrades until it becomes one with the celluloid.
An incomplete file of this film is a contemporary form of degradation. It plays, just as the sensitive nitrate, a game with the disappearance and appearance of the image.
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