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Joost Rekveld: Light MattersIFFR 2017
These four films show the evolution in Rekveld's focus on light and deal in very different ways with the interaction between light and matter. Saturday 28 January Joost Rekveld will give an introduction to this programme. Between the films he will discuss topics that were important to him in different periods in his work.
Joost Rekveld: The Motors of InventionIFFR 2017
Many of Joost Rekveld's early films find their inspiration in fundamental characteristics of the film apparatus. This programme provides an overview of the development of this strand in Rekveld's work. Friday 27 January Joost Rekveld will give an introduction to this programme. Between the films he will discuss topics that were important to him in different periods in his work.
VRFLMJoost Rekveld IFFR 2017 2′
A short study for the optical printer, based on found footage of fire, on coloured light from the printer and photochemical manipulations of the emulsion.
#11, Marey <-> MoiréJoost Rekveld IFFR 2017 21′
Featuring images generated by revisiting the chronophotographic techniques of Étienne-Jules Marey, this film deals with the discontinuity that lies at the heart of the film medium.
#2Joost Rekveld IFFR 2017 12′
Hommage to the way daylight changes colour during the course of the day, linking this to how film as a medium captures and radiates light.
#23.2, Book of MirrorsJoost Rekveld IFFR 2017 12′
Inspired by concepts found in medieval and Renaissance optics, #23.2, Book of Mirrors was made with a set-up in which elementary optical principles are used to generate images.
#3Joost Rekveld IFFR 2017 4′
Images for this work were created by recording the movements of a tiny light source with extremely long exposure times, drawing traces on the emulsion of the film.
#37Joost Rekveld IFFR 2017 29′
#37 was inspired by the work of James Whitney and in some ways is a tribute to his abstract animated film Lapis (1966).
#43.6Joost Rekveld IFFR 2017 11′
Influenced by the work of logician G. Spencer Brown, whose book Laws of Form is a wonderful account of a new kind of logic.
#5Joost Rekveld IFFR 2017 6′
Through images made by using very non-virtual, simple reflecting materials, #5 can be regarded as a kind of action painting with light.
#67Joost Rekveld IFFR 2017 16′
A homage to the videos Reminiscence and Telc by Steina and Woody Vasulka, both from 1974.
#7Joost Rekveld IFFR 2017 32′
As an articulation of the old idea that colours arise from the clash between light and dark, this film presents a gradual change from black to white.