Emmanuel Lefrant
b. 1975

Emmanuel Lefrant has found new ways to paint film. For All Over (2001), he sprayed and dripped developed 8mm strips of black leader with a variety of chemicals–“hydrochloric and sulfuric acids, sod, bleach”–that bore away at the emulsion, marking it with different shapes and colors. Lefrant conceives of his films like paintings, likening the emptiness of the black film to Malevich’s Suprematist compositions, calling the material “a space in which everything is possible, the space of absolute potentiality and virtuality.” …

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Blitz (2006)