Film at Cample

Film as material | Storm de Hirsch & Jennifer West

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Available to watch online for one week from Sun 8 August, we are delighted to present a series of short films exploring the theme of ‘film as material’ by two key experimental filmmakers that have both inspired Laura Aldridge’s own work, Storm de Hirsch and Jennifer West


This film programme is available to watch for free, however if you would like to make a donation you can choose a ticket price at checkout via the sliding scale, or make a donation via out website


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Comfort Food Film ("unprocessed" 16MM film negative cooked in mashed potatoes & gravy, macaroni & cheese, guacamole, ketchup,mustard & pickle relish, hot oatmeal, applesauce and spaghetti & meatballs), 2006, 1 minute, 23 seconds, silent

16mm film transferred to digital video


Jennifer West is an American artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, and has gained international recognition for her unique explorations of materialism in film. Subjecting the 16mm, 35mm and 70mm celluloid in her films to a series of unorthodox - and at times bizarre - procedures, West has sprayed them with perfume, skateboarded over them, doused them with makeup, pepper spray, household chemicals and even dragged them through tar pits. Through this physical manipulation of her film negatives, the artist underlines the performative aspect to her work—simultaneously highlighting the unintentional visual results of her interventions. She has produced over 70 films since she started working this way in 2004.

  • Year
    2006
  • Runtime
    1'23
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    PG
  • Note
    16mm film transferred to digital video
  • Director
    Jennifer West