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Amenuensis

Lis Rhodes
1973
8mins Black & White 16mm

Amenuensis

A film made entirely with typewriter ribbon.

Film stock and typewriter ribbon were laid together and hand wound through a pic synch under a light bulb. The traces of words punched in the typewriter tape appeared in negative form and by making small shifts from frame to frame, became a form of archeological record. Through this process the original meanings are displaced.

This became part of the later film Light Reading.

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