Welcome to the Lost & Found archive. Since 1997, over 150 sessions of stray images and sound have been organised. Artists, writers, scientists and musicians present work in progress, experiment or present work that doesn't fit into their oeuvre (yet). A specific and unique stage for diverse and hybrid works which don't fit comfortably into galleries or museums.
producer and maker of scientific films, 1891-1954 (NL), Eye Fim Museum
In this scientific film the crystallization processes of various chemicals are shown. The silent film was given a soundtrack in the 1930s, and there is a colour version of the film which was made using Dufay colour.
The film was not only screened at educational and scientific presentations, but also resonated within avant-garde circles. The film was screened at the first show presented by the Harlem branch of the Filmliga. This was followed by a screening at Amsterdam’s Filmliga, and at ‘Studio 28’ in Paris. There, the film was screened as a ‘triptyque’, with three projectors side by side.
On the occasion of the exhibition at the Amsterdam Filmliga, Menno ter Braak wrote: ‘It seems to us that his experiments in this time of transition are of particular interest to the League, because all renewal that the film will deliver from the rule of the Stars, primarily the simple principles of what is seen, by studying the movement detected by the camera eye [...] Everywhere that film breaks away from sensation and vaudeville platitudes, the effort is noticeable, first and foremost by determining the laws of motion and their applicability to the image plane’.
35mm film, 1927, 13,24 min
Shown at L&F Paradiso (20–01–2017)