Shudder (top and bottom) (2001, 16mm, 3 minutes)

The source for Shudder (top and bottom) is a found piece of 35mm film which was cut down and re-perfed for 16mm projection. Each frame of the original 35mm image covers two 16mm frames, with the top half of the original image on one frame and the bottom half on the next frame. The film is a kind of shuddering optical toy, with a dense, collagist soundtrack that rubs against the complicated visual weave of the images. Shudder (top and bottom) scratches at the fiction of the original footage, leaving behind, in its phosphene-laden after-image, a throbbing world of lonely danger.