Jim Hobbs
Blooms

James Holcombe
2012
16mm colour film, silent
Blooms comes from a series of film works which takes the idea of failure
of and in film as a starting point. For Blooms, short lengths of super 8
film were exposed to unsuitable environmental and biological conditions as
not recommended by all major archives in their guidance notes to the long
term storage and conservation of motion picture film. Thus corrupted, the
films were then re-worked as short loops using a home made optical printer
to re-articulate the still frames that survived the process into a new
work within the limitation of the 100ft 16mm roll of film.
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