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Ben Gwilliam
DVD (E165)


Belgium £13 (including postage)

Europe £15 (including postage)

Rest of world £17 (including postage)

Edition of 200 copies


Trailer [Vimeo]


Oxide, in two parts, is the digital transfer of Super 8 and 16mm films that have been subjected to rust growth pre- 

and post-photochemical processing, 

with subsequent magnetised rusting
recorded to tape using various sizes of tape head. The version presented here

is a single-screen, digital iteration of the 

film performance Oxide (ii)+(iii) which 

was developed during an embedded residency with Sound and Music and lab, London, in 2011.


Beyond making Oxide (ii)+(iii), the moment of projection has passed from the live and temporary into the static 

and non-representative medium of DVD. Akin to compiling a live concert recording as a studio release, it inverts the process 

of self-mechanisation by no longer 

being a film work that follows the linear sequence of capture–develop–synchronise–project.

See also

Out of print

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