Laboratory Aim Density: a film set, a director, a set builder, a model: a rehearsal to create a single frame as time and sense unravels..
A project and series of new works based on re-creating LAD “china girl” film frames, the image that appears in the countdown of every reel of motion picture film. Originally, the images were spliced in by film lab technicians for checking that the color and density of the negative is correct during the processing and printing stage of creating the final film. They were often from a camera test of a young starlet or even film lab workers themselves.
The project is both about film as much as it is about the process and language of film, and the 4 dimensional space it occupies both physically in a space, in the making of the set and shooting, and as single frames that eventually create an entire film.