DIGITAL TINTYPE CELLULOID

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/11809362 w=575&h=400]

Photographer Antonio Martinez created over 800 “modern dryplate tintypes” from b/w film to produce this stop-motion video, entitled “Near the Egress.” This complex and combinatory work remixes our visual histories and technologies. Here, the moving image precedes the motionless tintype. And digital video gives them both a different kind of life.  All of this unfolds with a nod to yet another historical-technological-mythological origin: the circus, the fairground, the site of early cinema.

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