Joost REKVELD / 1994 / 16mm / 4min.
Film #3 is a film with pure light, in which the images were created by recording the movements of a tiny lightsource with extremely long exposures, so that it draws traces on the emulsion. The lightsource is part of a simple mechanical system that exhibits chaotic behaviour. Rekveld wrote at the time: “Already for a long time I have been fascinated by the fact that it is possible to construct a static image using movement, and that it is possible to recreate movement by showing several of these static images in succession. In this way both the images as well as the transformations of those images are caused by the interference between the movement of one single light-germ and the movement of the filmcamera. I regard this as a kind of zero point of photographically recorded film.