Artists Film Image Archive.
Using 16mm film, buying/selling markets on the internet (ebay), an anonymous audience, notions of Found Footage, private collector interests, images as economics, artefacts.
This project (currently only planning, pre-production stages) is designed as an intervention into artistic notions of the found, typically in the context of found footage and attempts to reverse it to become re-placed.
It also hopes to exist as a speculative and self generative project to enage with multiple audiences and direct material artefacts in a specific ‘Artistic’ ‘Market’.
AFIA produces silent film segments on 16mm film guided by a rigorous image aesthetic and use and articulation of content. These segments are then ‘listed and auctioned’ on popular internet auction service Ebay.
Offered as ‘found footage’, they constitute a practice of placement and archiving of contemporary images and a purposeful dissemination via collectors and multiple channels associated with private interests in moving images.
AFIA engages with the process of repurposing and recontextualisation implicit in Artists use of found footage. It attempts to reverse the given historic axis that says ‘found footage moves from a lost, private and past setting into a renewal of meaning afforded by its connection to Art.
AFIA enacts the dual function of activation of (re)/archiving film material of society for its future reference where content is guided by ideas around the specifics of a subjects projected future, ie urban phonomena, trees in landscapes, land uses, temporary street art, fashions as well as addressing the historic specificity of an medium by countering its normal presence in society.
notes: MAK Paris. Archive as designed action, pro-active NOT later compiling in one place (Alfred Kahn). Rules 400ft, 20 second takes, no editing, simple titles,etc. The Everyday, thematic consistency throughout rolls, sequence of developments from beginning, OCN storage, categorisation of footage, archive copies and release copies and versions, (Arri camera from FAFN).