|the sounding lines are obsolete (2009)
An irradiated time capsule of home movies and human rituals... dark global forecasts refracting through the light of my sons eyes... a hand processed science fiction documentary...
'A mobile snapshot from a children's birthday party on the moon
He looks like a small Neil Armstrong on the surface of the moon, but in reality he's on his way to Halloween in his silver-coloured space suit. The Canadian filmmaker John Price has filmed his mesmerisingly beautiful black-and-white home movie as an anthropological study of an invisible envoy from another planet, with his own children playing the representatives of a future human race. The film's observer thereby watches life on our planet with both a sense of known familiarity and the unaccustomed view of a stranger through a 16mm camera that floats in an ethereal orbit around the small astronaut and his sister. Price processes his films right down to their chemical foundations to create his light-sensitive style. The silhouette of a climber, who hangs with all his weightless fragility between outer space and nothingness thereby gets recorded on the image like a fossilised imprint from a time and a place that once was - or maybe one day will come to be. The soundtrack is self-evidently superfluous, and so is each attempt to come up with something resembling an explanation.'
from the CPH : DOX catalog
year(s) of production 2008/2009
negative format 16mm (7231, 3374, st8, 7222)
print format 16mm (3302)
aspect ratio 1.37:1
projection speed 24fps
running time 10:00
silent (live ambient sound)
John Price : cinematography, negative processing.
Niagara Custom Lab : printing.