Fissures


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A film about forgetting and remembering, about past presences and the traces they leave. In making this piece, Bourque literally distorted the personal homemovie images appearing on the film plane through various manipulations in the process of doing her own low-tech contact printing. The point of contact in printing is continuously shifted so that the film plane appears warped and the images fluctuate, creating a distorted space of fleeting apparitions, like resurfacing memories. The footage was hand-processed and solorized as well as colored by hand through toning before a final print was made at the lab.

"a very short film that meshes the beautifully overlapping style of Bruce Baillie with rhythm and sound to create a meditation in blue." -Stephen Brophy, artsMEDIA, March 15-April 15, 2000

AWARDS
Merit Award, The 25th New England Film and Video Festival, Boston, 2000.
Director's Citation, The 20th Annual Black Maria Film and Video Festival, 2001.

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