Purling
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Year of release: 2020
Original format: 16mm film
Running time: 2 minutes
Screening format: digital screening versions available
Credits: A film by Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore
Production: Sundog Media
Distribution and sales: Sundog Media sundogmedia@gmail.com

Synopsis
16mm direct animation that intertwines - or 'purls' together - coloured abstractions hand-painted onto clear film leader with 'photogram' images bleached into the emulsion of a strip of black leader; accompanied by an original sound composition.

Description
Completed on New Year's Eve 2020, Purling accentuates the materiality of 'analogue film'. The digital 'frame' shows the entire width of the 16mm strip, including the sprocket holes, as well as a section of each preceding and successive frame, and the linear scratch scored down the length of the artwork by the digital film scanner. Also visible are the incidental marks of hand-painting, such as specks of fluff, and the frame-by-frame notation between each sprocket hole guiding the choreography of the visual music.
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Images: 16mm film stills. Top: roundel painted onto the clear filmstrip; left and right: bleached circular motifs on the black leader superimposed over printed coloured patterns on the clear filmstrip.