Satz, Aura, 2014, Art or design object, Chromatic Aberration
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|Abstract or Description:||
Chromatic Aberration is a film installation which explores the early technologies of colour filmmaking drawn from the archives of George Eastman House, Rochester, New York. Featuring vibrant close-ups of eyes from fledgling archival experiments in colour film, Chromatic Aberration turns the cinematic lens in on itself: from the prosthetic recording eye of the camera, to an evocation of the abstract inner screen of one's eyelids. Early 1920s colour film footage - mainly tests shots featuring members of George Eastman's family as well as Hollywood stars of the time - is shot in such a way so as to reveal the inherent chromatic fringing, distortion and misalignment. Using specialist equipment at the BFI National Archive, London, the footage is reworked through the use of extreme close-up and magnification, honing in on the eyes. The installation evokes an imagined abstract colour world, a flickering eyelid trapped in a mechanical peephole.
|Subjects:||Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography
|School or Centre:||School of Fine Art|
|Funders:||The Gallery, Tyneside Cinema|
|Date Deposited:||06 Oct 2016 10:08|
|Last Modified:||06 Oct 2016 10:08|
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