LTC / Pellicule N°7102 evokes a decaying film roll. The artist made a stop-motion short film last year that was awarded in many festivals from Japan to Mexico.
His new sculpture made of porcelain points out the disappearance of the film roll in the cinema industry. A factory next to his studio had just been torn down, marking the end of the film roll as medium of information.
Samuel Yal uses porcelain here as a reference to the Mesopotamian tablets of Mari, the first writing medium known in History.
With the piece, Samuel Yal associates a QR code that show a short experimental video. This association of digital, immaterial way of conveying information, versus a rotting film roll evokes the way media of communication evolve through History.
Watch the video here : https://vimeo.com/236818453
About Samuel Yal
French, b. 1982, Annecy, France, based in Saint-Cloud, France