Sample carried out by the students of the 2nd year of the artistic baccalaureate of the Euclides Institute of Pineda de Mar, with the coordination of Gemma Aparicio.
UNA VIEJA MALETA ABANDONADA
FOUND FOOTAGE: ABANDONED, RECOVERED, REUSED IMAGES
With the desire that the high school students of the Euclid Institute knew the 9.5 mm film format, we presented a proposal that was very well received: the realization of audiovisuals through the technique known as found footage, offering them old films of 9, 5 mm so that, with the contents of the images, they make new creations, freely and outside the original context for which they were created.
It is not a question of appropriating the filming of a known author, but of using what we know as "orphan films", of which his authorship is unknown. Throughout more than twenty years of recovery of the cinematographic heritage, the situations by which their salvation was possible would make a long and surprising list. One of these is the one that will make it possible to reuse those abandoned images today: after a person's notice, an old suitcase in which there were thirty-five 9.5 mm coils was collected in a container. Seen all the films, they contained images of home cinema that reflected the happy moments of a family, those that conform the beloved dailyness:
The baptism of a newborn, vacations at the home of a relative in the village ... But who were these people? We do not know anything about them. Today, for the first time in decades, the lost images will return to life on the screen through the vision that, in its new use, will offer us in rigorous foreplay the young creators of the Institut Euclides.
Title: FILMS FOUND FOOTAGE
Author: original, unknown
Date of filming: 1930 – 40
Filming format: 9,5 mm
VERANO EN CALELLA, 1967 (PERE MAS and MANUEL MAS)
The same exercise with images of Calella, although in this case, the authors are well known.
Date of projection:
April 22nd 2017
Sala Mozart (1st floor)