format: 35mm colour silent
duration: 3.19 minutes
© riccardo iacono 2000
A poem of light, speed and memory, formed through an interrogation of film material and structure, exploring the movement of light as music, text and body language.
Originated on super 8mm and 16mm film and blown-up to 35mm,
Letters is composed of contrasting sequences of abstract hand-painted film and live photography, manipulated through extensive editing and optical printing processes. The film captures the frame-by-frame destruction of 16mm original during the blow up to 35mm and deals with the consequences and dynamics of technical error, inverted geometry, forward and reverse motion.
Made in Glasgow and London.
Distributed by Lux, London and CFMDC, Toronto