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Jennifer West, Metal Sharks Calming Jaws Reversal Film, 2011. Courtesy of Vilma Gold, London and MARC FOXX, Los Angeles

Artists' Film Club: Jennifer West

9 Nov 2011

Jennifer West is an American artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. She is known for her digitised films that are made by hand manipulating film celluloid to the level of performance. The film emulsion might be doused with perfume, Jack Daniels or pepper spray, skateboarded on or dragged through tar pits. She has produced over 50 films since she started working this way in 2004.

As part of the screening Jennifer West will be in conversation with Sarah McCrory, Curator of Frieze Projects. 

Film Still:
Heavy Metal Sharks Calming Jaws Reversal Film (faded pink super 8 film print - library copy of select scenes from Jaws - from Lorain, Ohio public library - treated with black fabric dye enriched with heavy metals: iron and zinc vitamins, celluloid grated with stone, whipped with hair headbanging, impressed with thumb and pink prints devil ears - headbanging by Monica Kogler and Jwest), 2011, 6 minutes, 47 seconds
Super 8 print transferred to hi definition video with sound

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