70mm film, 2.21:1, color, silent, 21 minutes
EQUINOX begins with a uniform field of black, then gradually moves through progressively lighter fields of gray until it reaches white, then reverses toward black. The film was made by exposing a standard roll of 70mm print stock to colored light in a contact printer. This work was conceived in 2013 as a companion piece to SPECTRUM REVERSE SPECTRUM, a 70mm film I completed in 2014 that presents the light spectrum from violet to red and back again. The material origins of both films, the equivalent of camera originals, are the timing tapes that control the lights in the printer.
Forum Expanded, 70th Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, 2020