Produced in 1976, through a non-compliant process in a movie laboratory.
The standard sequence of Iris is a constructed cycle of coloured events, followed by its copy, chromatically inverted in the movie laboratory.
This standard sequence is then again inverted-copied, and so on, inverted copy of the inverted copy, from generation to generation. Each sequence of inverted copies is, according to established standards, a deterioration. Looking at it more closely, this successive process enriches the image. The resulting experience is quite exciting.
“This artwork falls between an identical repetition and the twofold process of degradation-complexification of photographic material.” ¹
The sound, created on a frequency synthesizer (oscillators and filters), punctuates the changeovers of inverted copy sequences.
¹ translated from : P.H. L’art du mouvement – Collection cinématographique du Musée national d’art moderne, catalogue sous la direction de Jean-Michel Bouhours, Éditions du Centre Pompidou, Paris 1996, p391
The ”cinegraphic frame” shows the cinegraphic temporal evolution, interpreted in two dimensions.
[full] : film surface, mesuring approx. 161 cm x 93 cm.
[extract] (planned) : film strips on a backlit frame. Each piece will be unique, and shall include an extract of the degradation-complexification.
Produced on order only, the cinegraphic frames the “extract-frames” will be unique pieces (the same extract will not be reproduced in an other “extract-frame”).