5 min 32 sec film, stereo sound, 1982 -2004
A surgical scalpel is taken to 100ft of black and white motion picture film. By scraping the film, the hidden structure of the wood of the table on which the film rests is revealed in the emulsion of the film. The repeating wood grain pattern rubbed into the film generates animated sequences that evokes fleeting three dimensional representational forms and abstracted movement. A soundtrack was added to the work in 2004. The film is dedicated to artist and filmmaker David Perry, co-founder of UBU Films and creator of many direct films.