Autoselbstreparatur (Auto-repair)

This video documents the hand-cranked projection of a found West German Super 8 film, circa the 1970s. This digital trace from the twilight of a more tactile, mechanical era was created using a molded plastic recreation of an 8mm projector. Transmitted via the juxtaposition of contemporary and obsolete technology, the mundane events in the images seem more poignant and more distant in time than the 40 years since they were photographed, thereby inviting reflection on the tectonic changes in human technology and culture.

  • Michael Lyons
  • Michael Lyons
    Crank turner
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Other
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    6 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 26, 2014
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  • Altered Aesthetics
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    June 24, 2015
  • WRO 2015: 16th Media Art Biennale
    Wroclaw, Poland
    May 15, 2015
  • 10th Experiments in Cinema Festival
    Albuquerque, NM
    April 18, 2015
  • Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image
    Johnson City, NY
    October 17, 2014
  • Experiments in Art and Technology IV
    Kyoto, Japan
    September 27, 2014
Director Biography - Michael Lyons

Michael Lyons is a researcher and artist based in Kyoto, Japan. He is currently Professor of Image Arts and Science at Ritsumeikan University.

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