Silent Reversal


Dir. Louis Hock, 16mm Color Silent 00:12:00

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Silent Reversal does not end, is never rewound, and each frame is seen twice in a single viewing. The first and second sections are kinematic inversions. During the end, allowing the emission of Part 2. The magic rests between the sprocket holes of the double 8mm film stock. The work was exposed in the camera as it is projected on the screen except the direction of the light has been reversed. A nightmare in Chicago wound my camera and pressed this unedited metaphor of the city's backbone/milling machine onto the emulsion. Later, I scored the film's surface, car by frame, aural graffiti, blue shadows from the wheels. A documentary ... -- Louis Hock
[Source: Filmforum Program Notes 6/11/76]