A found footage film that taps into the poetic tradition of the language cut-up, while taking filmic advantage of the 26 frame displacement between sound and image inherent to 16mm. film’s optical soundtrack system. Cut into tiny fragments of as little as 4-frame utterances, the language track reshuffles the narration and is off beat with its imagery, moving the mind to scramble and play, or give up making sense. The magenta-shifted fragments of an educational film on Reaching Your Reader reveal their chemistry where the splicing tape pulled away a ruby skin of the emulsion, leaving a green tear at the edit points. Ruby Skin is a material homage to the disappearing medium of 16mm. film and some of it idiosyncrasies. —Canyon Cinema
Eve Heller is an american experimental filmmaker cinema producer. Her work has been displayed in the American Whitney Art Museum, in the Anthology Film Archives and at the New York and Rotterdam festivals.
Eve Heller began studying filmmaking when she was 17, attending the S.U.N.Y. Department of Media Studies at Buffalo and New York University. She received her BA in German Literature and Interdisciplinary Studies from Hunter College in 1987 and an MFA in filmmaking from Bard College in 1993. Her award winning work has been widely shown, both in the U.S. and internationally, at such venues as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Collective for Living Cinema, the New York Film Festival, Pacific Film Archives, Toronto’s Cinematheque Ontario, the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and the Austrian Filmmuseum in Vienna. Eve currently lives and works in Vienna. —expcinema.com