E-Star

16mm b/w, 12:00 minutes, 2015

Karel Doing & James Holcombe


E-Star

A process based film about film processing. Taking an industrial film processing machine as its subject, the film turns the machines' image and sound into a reflexive poem. Hovering over its oxidised surface an attempt is made to land on its treacherous endless outpouring of filmstrips full of hidden treasures and avant-garde conflict. An E-ternal polyester leader provides abstract rhythm and profound blabbering appeasing the gluttonous intestines of the rattling mechanism. Body and soul rest in over exposed flashes of transcendence: a star is born and extinguished beyond its capitalist demise.


Screenings:

Independent Film Show (Napoli)
Close Up Film Centre (London)
WORM (Rotterdam)