"Composed of film footage dating from the early years of this century to the present, S1 refers to much of the history of the cinema. Shots from fictional films and documentaries are organized in a collage-like fashion around the central image of an enlarged sprocket hole.
The physical aspects of light and movement, and the plastic nature of the film itself, become the central elements of the work. The pictorial qualities of the footage take on different meanings in this new context, and the relationship of images around and within the sprocket-frame provokes a new association of ideas and possible connections.
Produced on a specially conceived and constructed optical printer, this film incorporates usually invisible elements, creating new meanings for common images. In this manner, Janetzko creats a new filmic event."–Parabola Arts Foundation.
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Christoph Janetzko35mm, color, silent, 9.5 minRental format: 35mm