I am doing a little research on films or film artists who use damaged film in their works. Can anyone suggest any?An example, Sami van Ingen's "Flame": https://vimeo.com/ondemand/flamefilm/239424064
I think the most prominent name out there would be Bill Morrison (Decasia, Light is Calling...). Other examples that I can think of right now are Karel Doing (have a look at Liquidator https://vimeo.com/105745564 ) or Steven Woloshen (he even has a book on creating films with dameged celluloid, https://expcinema.org/site/en/dvd/recipes-reconstruction )
Thank you, Marcos! That's really helpful!
Check out Phil Solomon :)
Seems to be a good one! Thanks!
https://billmorrisonfilm.com/mesmerising meditations on old, decaying silent films with original scores by some of the finest contemporary composers
Decomposing the film is an example of a related method of experimenting with the film material itself. Here's an example by Emmanuel LEFRANT who documents the decomposition of film burriee underneath the earth's surface in his film Underground
I hope whomever reads this finds inspiration in what can be found in these archives. I found this forum because I am an experimental filmmaker and have used destroyed film in many of my works. If you're interested to see some ameteur work, here's a film I made called "Light" where I animated scanned images of film that had been destroyed during hand-processing the images to photonegatives.
Jennifer West is one filmmaker working today with damaged or otherwise physically altered work! I really enjoy her exhibition works and the films paired with them. Here's one of her works:
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