On Surgery

Saturday, June 4 | 2:00pm

Russell Sheaffer & Aaron Michael Smith | 8 min., Video, 2015, USA


“On Surgery attempts to replicate the physical process of bone surgery on the body of 16mm film stock. By wetting raw, unprocessed 16mm color negative film, separating out the photosensitive emulsion from the base of the film using a medical scalpel, and then reapplying the layers, the only images visible are representative of the scars left on the film. The music for the film is taken entirely from the sound of the projection of the 16mm film and from a reading of one of Sheaffer’s post-surgical diary entries.” – RS

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