16mm film, looped

A recursive cycle, Droste depicts the subject which is also the mechanism for its depiction; the light from a struck match as the light source to expose the film itself.

In reference to the droste effect - a picture within a picture - the image on screen is a copy of itself. The flare of light that makes the image visible illuminates the flame on a match as it jumps to life on screen. 

This work was the result of a residency at no.w.here, London. Funded by Creative Scotland Open Project Funding.