I can’t tell you how many times I have bought a box of old film equipment like this. I’m usually the only one that will bid on it so one dollar later and I brought home this stuff and a few other pieces Tuesday night. This editor fired right up and I watched a super 8 movie titled The Vampire and the Ballerina. Can’t stand to see these old items thrown in a dumpster so I rescue them.
Tonight: Tehran-born, Brooklyn-based artist Raha Raissnia presents her film work followed by a Q&A. Raissnia’s work is the result of an iterative process: footage shot on Super-8, 16mm, digital, and even mobile phone is manipulated in the studio—projected onto paintings and screens, integrating found materials and additional imagery—and re-shot, yielding densely layered celluloid films.
[Raha Raissnia. “Animism.” 2013. 16mm film, 35mm slides, and painting overlaid. Courtesy the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York]