Ontology=Zen, Material Reality=Nothingness, Jurgen Reble=Film Alchemist
March 22, 2006 2:33 PM   Subscribe

“It was only natural that one day I should decide to toss my film into a dank corner of my garden. After a hot, humid summer, I came to gather up the film(Embedded Quicktime), which over the course of the summer I'd entirely forgotten. The colors remained very pure and intense, but had departed from their previous form. Indeed, they were laying themselves down upon the old action film to form veritable mosaics of color, remarkably like the stained glass of church windows. This was a really pleasurable experience.” – Jurgen Reble, on his art
posted by jrb223 (7 comments total)
A quick guide to the links, 1. a still from the film Reble threw in a pond for a year, 2. A clip from a film he did with the experimental group Schmelzdahin, 3. An article about four of his films by Steven Ball (no relation to me), 4. An upcoming Reble installation in Leeds, 5. Reble's website, 6. Reble describes his process in his own words.
posted by jrb223 at 2:35 PM on March 22, 2006

Great stuff. See also: Decasia (alarmingly beautiful, made from decayed archive footage rather than deliberately decayed footage).
posted by jack_mo at 2:39 PM on March 22, 2006

Wow -- that's absolutely wonderful. Thanks, jrb!
posted by provolot at 4:35 PM on March 22, 2006

Yeah. Decasia. Almost more about the music than the images...all hail Mesmer.
posted by kozad at 4:36 PM on March 22, 2006

ha! told you you should be the one to make this post! great stuff.
posted by shmegegge at 4:40 PM on March 22, 2006

Is it Artists Named Jürgen Day today?
posted by chococat at 5:08 PM on March 22, 2006

Yeah, I'd originally planned to title the post "2 Jurgen's in 24 Hours," but I guess I totally forgot when I got to the end of Reble's essay. Thanks Shmegegge for inspiring the post!
posted by jrb223 at 5:29 PM on March 22, 2006

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