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Photogrammetry Series

1977

Dir. Louis Hock, 16mm Color Sound 00:08:00

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Description

In a completely dark gymnasium, Louis Hock unspooled dozens of feet of 16mm color print stock along the different dimensions of the space, laying equal lengths of gnarly twine on top of it. One brief flash of the gymnasium’s lights later, the resulting film functions as an abstract map of the location, a record of a performance, and an unusual meditation on the objecthood of film. The image, a vertical, negative shadow of the twine’s presence, unspools over time, with occasional bursts of sound that occur when the twine image slides over into the soundtrack area of the film.