Found Footage Short Film Trilogy, 4:3 (Screen. F.: DCP/2K File, Orig. F.: HD Video & 16mm Film), Stereo/5.1/7.1, 22 Min. | Film (Director, Concept, Camera, Machine, Editing, Sound Recording, Production): Lydia Nsiah | Sound Compositions (inner, outer, in between): Pisitakun, Jejuno, Billy Roisz | Color Grading: Lichun Tseng | Audio Mastering Stereo, 3D Sound Mix and Mastering: Enyang Urbiks | supported by BMKOES & Stadt Wien Kultur | distributed by sixpackfilm & Lydia Nsiah, 2023
Images above: frame grabs of techno by Lydia Nsiah, 2023
In the short film trilogy techno I assemble and spiralize historic and contemporary Science Fiction Films with an emphasis on African, Asian, Indian, Indigenous and South American film productions. Working with their imagery of the fears and chances of technology I edit the found moving images into the artistic and cinematographic sequences inner, outer and in between. In the beginning of each film piece the imagined future of the technological is countered with a short intro, showing 16mm-film recordings by me of present nature. Due to a multi-part film recording process the two media video and 16mm-film interfere. The digital, the analogue, artefacts, (film) layers and translations culminate. The sound compositions by the artists Pisitakun, Jejuno and Billy Roisz respond to the sequences, the Sci-Fi Found Footage and the spiraling camera movement. With these dialogues between film and sound three short films are created, conversing with each other in the form of a trilogy and spiraling the technological in filmic, bodily and immersive ways.
In the multi-layered shooting process the edited short Sci-Fi Found Footage films are first projected and recorded with my camera tracking machine virtual spiral, which I also used for my most recent film work vs (2021). While recording I operate the speed and acceleration of the spiraling camera movements myself. I create a different body rhythm for each film piece and let them transition into each another. The first recording process is done in one take with a tiny HD camera, mounted on the camera tracking machine. In the second step the then spiraling Found Footage is projected and filmed with a static, motorized Bolex 16mm-film camera – loaded with outdated/non-reliable film stock, highlighting the duration of time on the film body as such.
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