Collection / Works / Primal by Vicky Smith

16mm film, United Kingdom, 2016
10 minutes 00 seconds Colour, 4:3, Optical
Available formats: 16mm, Film, HD Video

Themes / Hand-painted /
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Primal is an abstract animation made directly onto the filmstrip. Through contact actions of rubbing and scraping, light is released from unprocessed fogged negative. Similarly the sounds are made through tactile processes of rubbing materials against the mic and emphasize the rawness and inchoate urgency of the visual marks. The film is a meditation upon energy, matter, the life force and the animating principle.