Rhus Typhina

Alexandra Moralesová, Georgy Bagdasarov CZ, AM, 2014, 3', 16 mm

One of the series of Labodoble experiments of the natural (organic) film developers. The structure of the film is based on the chemical formula of the Rhus Typhina’s developer. The main protagonist of the film is a species of flowering plant in the family Anacardiaceae whose leaves and berries are mixed with tobacco and other herbs and smoked by Native American tribes. We tried to apply the properties of the Rhus Typhina in the photochemistry. The film captures the research, experiments, harvesting and preparation of the film developer in which latter original negative was developed. The nonlinear structure of the chemical formula as well as nonlinear research of the process are reflected in the order of the frames. There is no post-production except the sound. All editing work was made while film was loaded in the camera before chemical development.

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