Igor and Svetlana Kopystiansky
Igor Kopystiansky American
Svetlana Kopystiansky American

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In this video, the Kopystianskys present a sequence of film snippets (from Masculin Feminin by Jean-Luc Godard), each one
"doubled" by playing two versions of the same clip forward and backward at the same time. As the artists have described their process, "The effect is that most of the time the image is doubled, but in the middle of the program for 1/24th of a second the images merge in one single still. This moment has been determined by the movement of the film in the projection camera." The results are an inventive use of film's flexible reversibility--how motion can unfurl forward or backward depending on how the print is run through the projector.

Portrait, Igor and Svetlana Kopystiansky (American, born 1954 and 1950), Single-channel digital video, black-and-white, silent, 17 min., 55 sec.

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