Membrana Mortis (Dead Film)
Super 8 | B+W | Sound | 2016
23 Metres | 5:00
Membrana Mortis is a meta-film, a chaotic assemblage of re-photographed and chemically manipulated image fragments culled from a damaged roll of film that was nearly un-projectable. The films title suggests a two-fold intention - here process and existence pre-suppose one another, at once an elegy to a dead film and observance of new genesis.
This film was commissioned by the Independent Filmmakers Cooperative of Ottawa with support from the Canada Council for the Arts for Origin 8, a program commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Super 8 format.