Two Points of Failure (2014)
13min · Short, Biography, Drama · 26 October 2014
In 1976, filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard commissioned the design and fabrication of a 35mm motion picture camera that would be as compact as an 8mm and as self-contained as the video portapak. Several years later, he received a prototype for the Aaton 35-8, a camera that, while small and portable, suffered from myopia and was simply too loud. 'Two Points of Failure' investigates the compulsion to repeat, and the desire to look again more closely, as a failed operation that at once adds information while obfuscating understanding. The film was constituted by dissolving negative emulsion in a chemical solution while recording the sounds of its own making; it simultaneously functions as the index of a disappearance and the remainder of the object that has been extirpated.
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