Time Scraps: Film Threads and Sprocket Holes

“Time Scraps: Film Threads and Sprocket Holes” is an homage to the women who worked behind-the-scenes as film editors and colorists in the 20th century motion picture industry. Scraps from old footage - sprocket holes, light leaks, film leaders, scratches (parts of the film material not intended for viewing) – are hand painted, collaged, and stitched together in patchwork patterns as a way to honor and reclaim their skill and labor. Here, color bleeds outside of the lines, while other moments break from convention, become unruly, and seem to rebel. Visuals are contrasted against male narrators who dictate directions and explain how to correctly handle cinema technology.

  • Krista Leigh Steinke
  • Krista Leigh Steinke
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    experimental, super 8mm, Analogue, 16mm, film
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 15, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    found footage: super8mm and 16mm
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Terminal
    United States
    February 6, 2023
  • Nashville
    United States
    February 6, 2023
    working draft screening
  • Festival of (In)appropriation
    United States
    October 11, 2023
    West Coast Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 2023 Engauge Experimental FIlm Festival
    United States
    November 3, 2023
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Krista Leigh Steinke

Krista Leigh Steinke is an experimental lens-based artist working in photography, moving image, and installation.

Her time-based works have been screened at the Green Screen Environmental Film Festival, Earth Day Film Festival, Currents New Media Festival, Dallas Contemporary, Jersey City Art Museum, Aurora Picture Show, NY Symphony Space, aCinema Space, Detroit Museum of New Art, Palm Springs Art Museum, Goliath Visual Space, Baltimore Artscape, and Engauge Experimental Film Festival, among others.

She divides her between Houston, TX and rural upstate New York.

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