Brea Souders: Film Electric

Composed from discarded film, static electricity and strong light, the photographs are tapestries of the artist's personal history. They contain slices of forgotten adventures, portraits of loved ones and strangers, untold experiments and family vacations, as well as shards of unrecognizable shapes and empty spaces--memories alongside their absence. 

The images are created with shredded negatives from the artist's archive attached to electrically charged sheets of acetate. Where the static force is strong, slices of film hold to the acetate. Where it is weak, they fall away. The acetate is then photographed using a flash, which reflects and creates streaks of white. This obscures some images while bringing others into relief. The reflected light also forms the photographs’ luminous internal frame. As appropriate to this process, the images’ final form exudes an element of playfulness and relies on the spirit of chance.


構成藝術家 Brea Souders 的新作 Film Electric 有三大要素:底片碎屑、靜電、以及強烈閃光。

她把底片碎屑散置在經過磨擦而產生靜電的透明片上,隨著靜電的強弱變化,碎屑也因此受到牽引,呈現各式各樣的隨機排列。Brea Souders 架起閃燈,對準透明片拍下照片,畫面中的白框剛巧就是透明片反光的結果。



Film Electric is currently on show with John Mann's Folded in Place at Daniel Cooney Fine Art in New York. Janurary 24 - March 2.

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