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Scalpel/Wood/Table                                                                                                                                                               

5 min 32 sec film, stereo sound, 1982 -2004 

 

A surgical scalpel is taken to 100ft of black and white motion picture film, revealing the hidden structure below of the wood of the table on which the film rests. The repeating wood grain pattern etched into the film generates animated sequences that evokes fleeting three dimensional representational forms and abstract movement. A sound track was added to the work in 2004. The film is inspired by and dedicated to artist David Perry, co-founder of UBU Films and creator of many direct films.
 

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