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  1. Lyrical Data
    2010, Video, 05:00

     

    ‘Lyrical Nitrate’ (1991), a film by Peter Delpeut, is composed of old found-film fragments. These were still printed on nitrate film, which is a delicate material. Not only is it highly flammable, but it also can’t withstand the decay of time. As the film progresses, the image further and further degrades until the separation between the image and the substrate dissolves. An incomplete file of this film is a contemporary form of degradation. It plays a game, just like the sensitive nitrate, with the disappearance and reappearance of the image. 

     

    Thanks to Peter Delpeut, Anouk De Clercq, Edwin Carels 

     

    Read a (Dutch) article about the work here

     

    Has recently been on display at the following locations:

    2014
    Installation in group exhibition ‘Imperfection’, Het Binnenhuis / Les Nuits Tout Court, Ghent, BE

    2013
    Installation in group exhibition 'You are not what you seem', Zwart WIld, Ghent, BE
    Installation in group exhibition 'Blijven Kijken / Ce qui nous regarde / Dropouts', Museum M, Leuven, BE

    2012
    Screening at 'Lyrisch nitraat', EYE, Amsterdam, NL
    Screening at Cinema OFFOFF and Timelab, Ghent, BE
    Screening at IFFR film festival, programme ‘Signals: Regained’, Rotterdam, NL

    2011
    Installation in group exhibition 'Expanding Documentary', De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL

    2010
    Installation in group exhibition 'Tantamount', Timelab, Ghent, BE & Kapo, Kanazawa, JP
    Installation in group exhibition 'Pluto Festival' Nijdrop, Opwijk, BE
    Installation in graduation show, School of Arts, Gent, BE