Fountain, S8mm, 3 min, silent, Vienna 2008
Kodak stopped Kodachrome and soon it will be impossible to process it. I shot three rolls and sent them off for chemical processing, but gave three separate return addresses. The addresses were for CL in Queens and JS in Boston and AS in Chicago. I know that all three recipients have Super 8mm projectors. In order for them to understand why they've received a roll of film in the mail, they need to project it. Here, the act of projection becomes one of decoding a secret message, an act of translaton that requires three minutes of privacy with a small, flickery, purring machine. The situation is designed to entertain the private moment that my avatar gets to share with my friends. The films are sort of postcards like that.
See also: Choreography for Kodachrome.