Spectrum Reverse Spectrum

Spectrum Reverse Spectrum ©2014 Margaret Honda

2014

70mm film, 2.21:1, color, silent, 21 minutes

 

la > x exhibition, FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, Berlin

Pause: Margaret Honda, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only, Hammer Museum

First Look 2016, Museum of the Moving Image

Experimenta, 58th BFI London Film Festival

Wavelengths, 39th Toronto International Film Festival

Forum Expanded, 64th Berlinale

 

SPECTRUM REVERSE SPECTRUM is a cameraless film made by exposing 70mm print stock to precisely calibrated colored light in a film printer, resulting in a uniform field of color with no frame lines. Moving gradually through the visible light spectrum from violet to red, then back to violet, the colors’ relative densities and durations follow those in the spectrum itself. Symmetrical in its construction, it is the same film shown starting from either end and is not rewound between screenings.