Black Drop – Simon Starling

Stills from Black Drop, 2012

Produced in association with Modern Art, Oxford and the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford, the film Black Drop by Simon Starling unfolds in a 35mm editing suite as an editor tries to bring structure and understanding to a varied array of material including: footage made on location in Hawaii and Tahiti on the occasion of the June 2012 transit of Venus, archive material, and ultimately footage of himself editing. As the editor cuts and splices the complex narrative unfolds. The film tells the story of the relationship between astronomy, photography and the beginnings of moving image technology.

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