1,548 Frames

Ann Connolly
Lake Geneva

Interactive Sculpture

I started working with 16mm film after having worked with digital film making. I learned to work with a Bolex camera to shoot my own footage and to directly animate on found footage to make 16mm films. In the process of creating handmade cinema, I found myself mesmerized by the film strip itself. The faded sequences of photographs printed onto these pieces of plastic depict motion so beautifully. Frame to frame, time and motion is stopped in this tiny series of photographs. When the strips of film are projected, the illusion of motion is created. My interest in sharing this experience with viewers has shaped this project.

Fascinated by the film strip itself, I delicately wove pieces of found footage together to create a sculpture that welcomes viewers to interact via a flashlight and magnifying glass.

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