Japan Media Arts Festival  

Art Division

Jury Selections


Video work

Sami VAN INGEN [Finland]

© 2018 Sami van Ingen


The video work recomposes the fragments of a found film. A Finnish director Teuvo TULIO created a film Silja – Fallen Asleep When Young in 1937, but all the films were lost in a studio fire in 1959. In 2015, however, the remaining nitrate films (combustible film no longer in use) were found at La Cinémathèque Française in Paris. Parts of the image are distorted and discolored as if they were deformed by the heat.
[15 min.]

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