35mm TRANSFERRED TO 2K  · 05′ · Germany/Portugal · 2021

An ode to time decay and the power of fire.
A study on disappearance and disintegration.

Following Maia’s line work, this new film is built from manipulated 35mm analogue film material, in this particular case with high resolution scans of old nitrate celluloid film from an unknown Berlin fire dating the 1940s.

This piece is a study on disappearance and disintegration.

These archives show a scene of a fire shot on highly flammable nitrate celluloid film. It was common for film to accidentally burn while projecting but paradoxically these archives have survived the fire they filmed and it is not the flames that have damaged the material, but the passage of time.