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Her Fragrant Emulsion

Lewis Klahr

USA, 1987
10 minutes, Colour, opt

An obsessional homage to 60’s B-star Mimsy Farmer.
” …bits of cut-up film are glued and taped to clear film leader, then force-fed through a projector and rephotographed, giving the final scratched and blurred images a distinctly handmade feel….
The original material has been cut into jagged vertical strips and the images look like animated strips of photo stills. The mutilated pictures seem to float side to side. They jostle the dirty leader for space, creating an internal montage in which they are read not only in succession but in tandem.” – Manhola Dargis, Village Voice