Presented by Cinema Project
JJ Murphy’s Print Generation (1974) is both a diary film and structuralist experiment. The film is made from reprinting one minute of film footage 50 times, making copies of copies. The deterioration develops into an abstract narrative of time and memory in which familiar images (a man on a porch, a cabin hidden at the end of a road) become dark shapes saturated in deep reds and oranges before reemerging as representational. Along with Print Generation, will be two short works by Murphy, the found-footage film Science Fiction (1979) and the uplifting Sky Blue Water Light Sign (1972). All films screened on 16mm with filmmaker JJ Murphy in attendance.
Science Fiction [1979, 16mm, color, sound, 5 min.]
Sky Blue Water Light Sign [1972, 16mm, color, sound, 9 min.]
Print Generation [1974, 16mm, color, sound, 50 min.]