A media archaeological experiment performed on March 31st 2014, at the 9th International Orphan Film Symposium, EYE Film Institute Amsterdam. In the performance we reconstruct the changing 'dispositif' of home movie screening practices. In three ‘tableaux’ we explore how past media usages of film, video, and new media have altered the practices of home movie staging. The experiment is based on our research which aims to trace how changing technologies of memory production have shaped new practices and rituals of memory staging (homemoviesproject.wordpress.com).
Concept & performance: Andreas Fickers, Susan Aasman, Guy Edmonds, Tom Slootweg, Tim van der Heijden
Stage director: Marjan Sonke
Cinematography: Charlotte Storm van ‘s Gravesande
Montage: Tim van der Heijden
Many thanks to: Jaukje van Wonderen (production assistant), Jo Wachelder (advisor), Facilitair Camerabedrijf Team ENG, support staff EYE Film Institute, Stichting Amateurfilm, Audio Visual Archive Groningen (GAVA).
For more information about our research project, see: homemoviesproject.wordpress.com
For more information about the film symposium: nyu.edu/orphanfilm/
Tim van der Heijden © 2014