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Untitled (2017) Self Portrait - photography Ironing - pressing - repairing - splicing © Alexa Raisbeck
I am Celluloid (ii)
I am Celluloid ii (2014) Junk 35mm, rollers, film marking techniques, antique mechanism, led lights. © Alexa Raisbeck 2014
Visual Tension (2011) Marbling paint, 16mm base, rollers, canvas, mirrors, projector © Alexa Raisbeck 2011 A single hand painted piece of 16mm weaves through rollers placed in front of a canvas then down to a projector - its own image is then projected back on to itself. The piece directly challenges the boundaries between art and film - not quite belonging to either.
F.I.L.M (2010) 35mm film scraps, splicing tape, light box
Detail of I am Celluloid (ii)
I am celluloid ii (2014) film, tape, rollers, lights, various hand film marking techniques © Alexa Raisbeck 2014
The Development Series
The Development Series (2013) 35mm film base & nature © Alexa Raisbeck 2013
The Cave (2014) © Alexa Raisbeck 2014
The Window (2011) 35mm junk (rubbed), metal circlets, lighting Memory is a funny thing, this particular piece was created by rubbing film emulsion over a glass window that I remembered from my childhood. The film was then cut into single frames and then reformed. Once cut - it could never return seamlessly together. However, when light is shone through the piece, its shadow shows no sign of being separation.
Number non - sense
Number non - sense (2011) 16mm countdown leaders, specially made lens, screen, 16mm projector Once described as a 'beautiful nightmare' Number Non - sense is a fleeting piece and hard to grasp. Spliced count down leaders move through the projector at a rapid pace and the special lens ejects the number from the screen and throws it around the space. The piece was developed from my own difficulties with dyscalculia (numeric dyslexia).
The Development Series
The Development Series Blank 35mm stock, nature, © Alexa Raisbeck 2013
Negative (2011) film frames, light boxes © Alexa 2011 Negative is made up from layers of film frames which have never previously seen the light of day. Presented in eight light boxes in the place of film perforations the piece goes on to make a negative of a film frame. Presented in a stone underground basement with a pew the piece offers a point for reflection.
Untitled (2011) 35mm 'picture' frames, splicing tape, light box with frame © Alexa Raisbeck 2011 Frames within a frame questioning 'what is picture?' 'Untitled' is a visual example of semantic satiation, where within seconds of looking at the piece in detail the word 'picture' starts to lose its meaning.
I am Celluloid
I am Celluloid (2011) 35mm mylar, paint, rollers, hand antique hand cranked mechanism, © Alexa Raisbeck 2011
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