Suffering for the Duration
film, 3 minutes 40 seconds
Suffering for the Duration, is cinematic critique at its most primitive. It explores the physical properties and limitations of the apparatus by burning the surface of 16mm film with a soldering iron. In doing so we witness the chemical changes that occur within the celluloid as it attempts to hold itself together. It is cinema fighting for its own life, and in that fight we witness the literal disintegration of the close up, the wide shot, etc., leaving in their place a violent abstraction of light and shadow.