• Directed by Various
  • 2014, 52 mins.

Celluloid-based filmmaking is alive and well in Europe, thanks to a network of film labs dedicated to both the preservation of technology and cinematic experimentation. This two-night program features work from three artist-run cooperatives: L’Abominable in La Courneuve, France; Labor Berlin in Berlin, Germany; and Labo Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium. While the artists associated with these labs produce work in a variety of styles, the films selected for these two evenings are similar in demonstrating extremes of the photographic process.

Tuesday night’s film:

Gradual Speed
Belgium 2013
Director: Els Van Riel

In Els van Riel’s Gradual Speed, the image in each vignette appears through time much like a photograph developing while the hum and crackle of vibrating dust erupts on the optical track. (52 mins.– Labo Bruxelles)

Appears in: Special Screenings

Films in this Program

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Gradual Speed

Directed by Els van Riel

In Els van Riel’s Gradual Speed, the image in each vignette appears through time much like a photograph developing while

Genres: Short