Deluxe

2:30 minutes

various editions 1994/1997/2003

16mm and Beta SP.

silent & sound

An exploration of transparency and refraction, the physical and illusory properties of paint, film and light, and the influence of musical form and silence on visual perception.
Deluxe is composed of a single frame of hand-painted film, manipulated in-camera through a combination of multiple exposure, step printing and lighting, achieved using an optical printer.

The image appears both animated and frozen on screen, with the play of light on the film surface giving rise to the emergence of unexpected sculptural forms.

The optical sound edition uses a specially composed electronic music track by the Scottish composer, David McKenzie.

Distributed by CFMDC, Toronto

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