Mark Street

Winterwheat (1989) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

WINTERWHEAT was made by bleaching, scratching and painting directly on the emulsion of an educational film about the farming cycle. I wanted to manipulate the found footage to create lulling, hypnotic visuals while also suggesting an apocalyptic narrative. Though the images can be viewed purely for their graphic idiosyncrasy, a quiet but persistent theme of destruction winds its way through the film. "Street plays the images in a variety of ways, stating, varying and altering his theme with a symphonic sense of invention." -- Calvin Ahlgren, San Francisco Chronicle Awards: SF Int'l Film Festival, 1990 Exhibition: SF Cinematheque, 1989; Denver Int'l Film Festival, 1989; Film Arts Foundation, 1989; US Film Festival, Park City, Utah, 1990.

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