The Ghosts of Celluloid Longing

Robert Burton (Photographer)

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The ‘Ghosts of Celluloid Longing’ speaks of an affectionate feeling for the past. The past treasures captured in the glamour of the movies. Film reals spinning at 24 frames per second each image capturing a fleeting moment of life; technology and light working together, a mechanical dream machine projecting treasure and glamour onto the silver screen. Made glamorous the images in film beguile and are as dreams, distant treasures of a nostalgic past and a romantic vision. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the treasure rooms of our souls. A three dimensional mini textile artwork ‘The Ghosts of Celluloid Longing explores innovation in technique and processes in dye sublimation printing of archive photographic sources onto polyester ribbon. The work was invited for exhibition and shown in the 2nd International Triennial of mini-textile “Treasure Island. City” held in St. Petersburg (Russia) at the exhibition hall of the Ioann Ravelin of the Peter and Paul Fortress (the State Museum of History of St. Petersburg) from March 6 to April 5, 2020. The aim of the project is to create a “living” exhibition space fully dedicated to modern professional textile art and its latest trends. The artwork was awarded a laureate for innovation by the jury and has subsequently been selected for exhibition at the the 21st International Minitextile exhibition in Bratislava during 2020
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2020


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