Deutsche Version

Surface Noise

Director: Paul Rowley    → show biography   
Director: David Phillips    → show biography   
Director: Tim Blue    → show biography   
Director: Davis Phillips
Country: USA
Year: 2009
Synopsis: By re-programming instruments used in film restoration labs, the artists were able to digitally isolate the damaged elements of old film prints, the dust, dirt, and scratches. The selected material focusses on excerpts from the archives of cinema which depict political conflict, demonstrations, riots, and state interventions in public assembly. As the damaged images rush across the screen, interesting parallels emerge between the mechanics of cinema and patterns of social disturbance and unrest. The process of creating the soundtrack followed the making of the images.
Forum participation year: 2011

Technical Attributes

Format: HDCAM
Rental status: rental upon request
Running time (minutes): 7
Color: color
Sound: Stereo
Aspect ratio: 1:1,78
Frames per second: 24
Number of reels: 1