2020 | 16mm | handmade cyanotypes | sound | performance
departure incorporates the alternative 19th C. cyanotype process with my passion for 16mm film and darkroom experimentation. For this short projection performance, I created handmade 16mm cyanotype film loops by coating clear leader with cyanotype iron based emulsion, then created a contact print using the original black and white negative and the coated film strips to create a final positive cyanotype image.
This excerpt is a digitized version of a dual 16mm projection performance I created with the handmade cyanotype 16mm film loops. As the two projectors ran, I incorporated a live soundtrack and amplified the motors of the projectors using contact microphones.
The cyanotype images are of my mother and sister. The audio is taken from a recorded conversation between my grandmother and myself during her final stages of Alzheimer's. This piece is an acknowledgment to the women in my family.