Single channel: 16mm | silent | 2 minutes 36 seconds | 2022
A project started in 1964 and finished in 2022.
Sourced from a home movie originally filmed in 1964. The film was then buried outside of my current home in North Carolina for 18 days. As the film advances forward, the emulsion deteriorates until all figural representation is lost.
Approximately 60 feet of 16mm film, buried in a field 4 miles off the Cape Fear River. At the time of excavation, the film's emulsion was highly unstable due to location temperature and the lack of film on the reel. Less total film equates to less protection against decay. The film was dried out and cleaned over a three-day process before being digitally scanned.
Soil samples were taken from the exact location of the burial. The soil was tested for pH level, moisture, and temperature. Records were kept of location temperature and precipitation levels.
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