Sedimentation / Film 1
The principle of his work is the reconstruction of camera motions. All frames of sequence, in which the camera made a motion, have been digitalized and reduced in size. Afterwards they were rearranged in an animation program. Each frame appears now on a slightly different position than the frame before, according to the motion of the camera between these two specific moments. The (small) part of each frame which is not overwritten by the following frame remains visible. You see a film which itself is moving and – simultanously – is freezing in the trace of its images. A hybrid between static and dynamic image. „Sedimentation/Film1” is using film-footage taken from news-reels of the fourties.
Martin Dammann (D), S-VHS, 6:35 min, 1996