Ghost Frames

Ghost Frames are negative perception. They come very unclear, they show fragments of film stills and emit a mystery aura.  But this is just the one side of the coin. There is much more behind and not only the photographic process. This is another media-analytic work in the fields of analog film.

The base was the restauration of a very old 16mm B/W camera-reverse-positive filmstock. The tape-splicings where so dry, that the foil popped off the celluloid. This chips where very special. The glue absorbed silver particles out of the gelatine. You can simply call it a contact-copy, a positive out of a positive. I used this transparent shadow of the half-frames with the photo enlarger. The result is seen below. Photo-negatives made by the extraction of a 16mm film.

Our eye is not very trained in its perception of negative images, we really do not find the context in the first split second, even sometimes not after a while.

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Testprints on ILFORD Multigrade IV, 24cm x 30cm.

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Splicing tape on microscope glass slides in wooden box.

Vienna 2018

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