Marvelous Movie Mondays: Language of Memory

EPFC | July 16th, 2019

guest curator: Sean J Kenny

Welcome to week three of the July 2019 version of MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS. My selection for this week is, the LANGUAGE OF MEMORY by: Laura Kraning.

“Language of Memory is a hand-processed, optically printed film composed of rayographs of my grandmother’s still negatives from the early 1900’s, strips of her old lace casting abstract patterns on high contrast film, and the overlapping gestures of sewing and splicing film, related techniques historically attributed to women. It is both homage to my grandmother’s creative influence and a deconstruction of memory through fragmentation and the accretion of associations surfacing from the tactile processes of the film’s making. ” LK

You had me at, “strips of her old lace casting abstract patterns…” This film is lace and shadows and rhythm, like pure memory somehow laid down on film.

Sean Kenny
The Pickle Fort Film Collective (Facebook)