George Griffin

Block Print (1977) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

1. Walk around a city block aiming a movie camera at the seam between sidewalk and buildings. @24fps, this event lasts 5 minutes. 2. Repeat 1. holding camera on its side, shooting @12 fps. This shot is then duplicated on negative material; then both original and print are sandwiched one frame out of phase and optically printed on reversal material. 3. Negative print (see 2.) is fed into Xerox microfilm printer which produces a continuous paper enlargement. This roll is then chopped up with a paper cutter while simultaneously being reconstituted by single frame photography. (Mount page/frames on a mutoscope reel.) 4. Walk around block (see 1.) aiming single frame camera at mutoscope pages of xeroxed frames in foreground and actual seam of sidewalk and buildings in background. Alternate version: Take roll of uncut Xeroxed frames back to street and wrap block. Shoot this with single frame camera recording duplicate of print in foreground and actuality in background.-- G. G.

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