Audition - Dir/Prod/Cam: Esther Urlus
3'15 min, 16mm hand processed & printed colour print stock, 2011
Sound by VRIL: The Fatal Duckpond, soundtrack for imaginary films. The instrumental 'twangy' guitar band VRIL invited filmmakers to add some images to their music.
The film is showing a few scantely dressed women repeating the same action. Contact printed over and over again. Is it a spicy audition in the 60'ties, or is the test the film?
For the film a flatbed editing table is (mis)used as a contact printer. Raw stock and original film passing the lamp which light is reduced with grey and colour filters. Sometimes the raw stock is printed over and over again in multiple coloured layers.