- J.J. Murphy |
- 1972 |
- 7.5 minutes |
- COLOR |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
ICE is a film of a film (Franklin Miller's Whose Circumference Is Nowhere) rephotographed through 50 pounds of ice. The soundtrack is a loop - sound equipment recording underwater.
"The films of J.J. Murphy elicit a response based upon purely aesthetic experience; however, they grow from the artist's concern with particular concepts. ICE was created by rephotographing a film from the opposite side of a slab of ice. The new work explodes into rays of alternating color and intensity." - Karen Cooper
"ICE (1972): made in collaboration with another film-maker in Iowa. Murphy uses his friend's film projecting behind a 50 lb. block of ice. The ice, a frozen but ever-changing lens between the projector and Murphy's camera: a chilled aurora dialogue." - Mike Reynolds, Berkeley Barb