As a perishable and fragile medium (little more than 100 years sufficed to lose 80% of cinema’s first 30 years of existence, hence all sorts of digital restorative utopias), it was inevitable for film to develop a ruinist sensibility, an archival poetry and poetic archaeology, since it’s decay and disappearance of film (art du passage) that make its history thinkable in the first place (an image immune to decay would
A feat of construction, lightbulb moment of true 'found footage'. Assembling through technology to make a new monster, not unlike the source inspiration. The beauty of something 'unnatural', the spark of an idea contained in something primitive. Terrific conceptualisation of the creation's vision, what does a machine see? The bits around it a bit less inspired.