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Film Print

Peter Gidal
1973/4
40mins Colour 16mm

Film Print

Film Print deals with a particular space through a series of photographs each representing specific site.

"The film deals with levels of reproduction. The repetitious camera movements over successive photographs are intended to function as distancing devices relatable to mechanical repetitions such as film loops. The 'subject' of the film is the material operation or, rather, it is a film in its own right and an explication of the mechanisms and technique inherent in its making. It is not a documentary of those mechanisms and techniques. Film as anonymous production, wherein (exhaustively) certain techniques are utilized, does combat with film that represents the (absent) subject, the filmmaker (forever repressed ever-present, ever-represented). Film as presentation, not re-presentation." -P.G. Nov 1975. Arte Inglese Oggi catalogue.

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