her carnal longings*

Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof


Saturday March 9th

  • 16mm
  • Canada
  • 2003
  • 8:47

her carnal longings is an audiovisual meditation on the human body and the film medium at a time when the futures of both are in question. Using the “emulsion lift” technique on 16mm film, sections of emulsion were lifted off, torn up or smudged, and then re-adhered. By combining digital video technology with the 16mm film in her process, Pruska-Oldenhof creates an intricate analogue-digital weave that explores both the body’s and the film’s surface. The film emulsion wrinkles, rips and dissolves - reminding us that it, like human flesh, is fragile and perishable. Music by Colin Clark.