Landfill 16

color, sound, 9 min
scans not available
"Exhumed 16mm film from my very own landfill in Elkhart, Indiana constitute the canvas of Landfill 16. After finishing my double-projection When It Was Blue I was horrified by the bulk of outtakes that ...
Rental format: 16mm $50

About

"Exhumed 16mm film from my very own landfill in Elkhart, Indiana constitute the canvas of Landfill 16. After finishing my double-projection When It Was Blue I was horrified by the bulk of outtakes that would normally go to a landfill. So I temporarily buried the footage to let enzymes and fungi in the soil begin to decompose the image, and then I hand-painted the film to give it new life. This "recycling" is a meditation on the demise of the beautiful 16mm medium and nature's losing battle to decompose the relics of our abandoned technologies and productions.

The ominous soundtrack mixes recognizable audio, from bulldozers to nature audio, with more abstracted textural and rhythmic sounds I created using audio from consumer-goods factories, old 16mm equipment, the cries of a dying bird stuck in my wall, and other oddities. Within this multi-textured, pulsating, abstract moving painting I attempt to express my dread of man-made waste that endangers land and wildlife." -Jennifer Reeves

Films

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    Elations In Negative
    Experimental

    Elations In Negative
    Jennifer Reeves

    16mm, black and white, silent, 5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Literarature / Theater
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    Girls Daydream About Hollywood
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    Girls Daydream About Hollywood
    Jennifer Reeves

    16mm, black and white, sound, 5 min
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    Taste it Nine Times
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    Taste it Nine Times
    Jennifer Reeves

    16mm, color, sound, 5.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • History
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    Monsters in the Closet
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    Monsters in the Closet
    Jennifer Reeves

    16mm, color, sound, 15 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • LGBT / Queer
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    Configuration 20
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    Configuration 20
    Jennifer Reeves

    16mm, color, sound, 12 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Philosophical
    • Environment / Nature
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    The Girl's Nervy
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    The Girl's Nervy
    Jennifer Reeves

    16mm, color, sound, 5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Cameraless / Handmade
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    Chronic
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    Chronic
    Jennifer Reeves

    16mm, color, sound, 40 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    We Are Going Home
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    We Are Going Home
    Jennifer Reeves

    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 10 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Darling International
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    Darling International
    Jennifer Reeves

    16mm, black and white, sound, 22 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Erotic
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    Trains Are For Dreaming
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    Trains Are For Dreaming
    Jennifer Reeves

    color, sound, 7 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • History
    • Environment / Nature
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Family
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    Fear of Blushing
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    Fear of Blushing
    Jennifer Reeves

    16mm, color, sound, 5.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Cameraless / Handmade
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    Skinny Teeth
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    Skinny Teeth
    Jennifer Reeves

    video, color, sound, 7 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    The Time We Killed
    Experimental
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    The Time We Killed
    Jennifer Reeves

    sound, 94 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, DVD NTSC
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    Shadows Choose Their Horrors
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    Shadows Choose Their Horrors
    Jennifer Reeves

    Video, color and b/w, sound, 31 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Light Work Mood Disorder
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    Light Work Mood Disorder
    Jennifer Reeves

    color, sound, 26 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Cameraless / Handmade
    • Found Footage
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    LIGHT WORK MOOD DISORDER and HE WALKED AWAY
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    LIGHT WORK MOOD DISORDER and HE WALKED AWAY
    Jennifer Reeves

    16mm, color, sound, 54 min
    Rental format: Digi Beta NTSC
    • Cameraless / Handmade