Here Today Gone Tomorrow (aka Rushlight)

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Here Today Gone Tomorrow (aka Rushlight) was made from a single, three minute roll of Super 8 footage shot over one day of stop/start driving through the Maramures folk district of Romania. I reworked this footage via JK Optical Printer using a larger than normal film gate designed (by myself) to allow the refilming and hence layering of frame clusters as well as single frames. This project explores an intersection between transition and memory (passing time, times past, arrested in time, what lies ahead) through looping, stretching, and layering of images filmed originally while driving through this unique preserve of Romanian culture. A silent, visual sketchbook of sorts, this work explores the repetitive, cyclical structuring of this Super 8 footage developed over several years of working with a JK Printer. The result is an open and meditative work around the subject of "passage."

"Holly Fisher has combined her poetic vision with powerful montage to create unique films that become indescribable experiences where the concrete and the abstract mingle."
- Margarita De la Vega-Hurtado, scholar, critic, curator

Production format: 16mm

Selected Screenigns and Awards:
Grand Prize, Black Maria Film Festival (1985)
Selection, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art (1985)

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