Droste

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A recursive cycle, Droste depicts the subject which is also the mechanism for its depiction; captured on 16mm film, the flame from a struck match acts as the light source that exposes the film itself.

The film plunges into bouts of black, where the film remains unexposed, and flares of white, in which the brightness of match-flame cannibalises the image.

Shown as part of Footnoting the Archive with MAP.
With thanks to No-w-here, London.

Droste