Leafless (excerpt)

8min, 16mm, color, silent

   Leafless is an experiment of expansion in time, a hand processed love poem of textures about becoming familiar with a significant other’s body in reservation with its landscape.
   “But the sun is also fierce; neither graceful athlete nor geometrician’s dummy will embody Apollo, the idol of light.”                                                                                                                                                                               -Kenneth Clark,
                                                                    The Nude: a study in ideal form (1956)

Interval

4min, 16mm, b&w, sound

A structural approach to man-ray’s Return to Reason (1929), Interval exploits dimensions of summer and winter while expanding time, questioning the process of the surrealist manifesto.

18 Feet (Excerpt)

16mm, 9 min, color, sound

18 Feet is a film about emulsion. The subjects of interest are portraits of Women; the idea of post production and projection in relation to film emulsion is emphasized by leaving the soundtrack on while the film goes through the gate, making the viewer aware of time, as the sound of splicing tape mashes into the sound-images of the heavily handled film, the emulsion, hand processing. The idea of holding in film is compelling when contrasted to the frame rate of the projected image. How do we come to perceive and identify a second of holding, of emulsified image?

Free Association (Excerpt)

16mm, 5min, Color, Sound

Free Association is a combination of the internal/external parts of the human body and the interior/exterior of the idea of home. Hand processing is pushing the film so the viewer can be aware of the chemical process, while the sound acts as an opposite environment to the presented images.

Reframe (excerpt)

16mm, 4min, color, silent

Reframe is a hand processed film that was shot frame by frame on an optical printer. It consists of found stereoscopic kodakchrome slides from 1950’s Cuba, two years before the revolution started. It documents a visual mesh up of the bodies from the past that may have abolished within the war.

Updown

16mm, 3 min, silent, B&W

Inspired by Maya Deren’s Continuity theory, Updown is composed of images of nature, ray-o-grams from the darkroom and their comparison to the alignment of the human body.

Leafless (excerpt)

8min, 16mm, color, silent

   Leafless is an experiment of expansion in time, a hand processed love poem of textures about becoming familiar with a significant other’s body in reservation with its landscape.
   “But the sun is also fierce; neither graceful athlete nor geometrician’s dummy will embody Apollo, the idol of light.”                                                                                                                                                                               -Kenneth Clark,
                                                                    The Nude: a study in ideal form (1956)

Interval

4min, 16mm, b&w, sound

A structural approach to man-ray’s Return to Reason (1929), Interval exploits dimensions of summer and winter while expanding time, questioning the process of the surrealist manifesto.

18 Feet (Excerpt)

16mm, 9 min, color, sound

18 Feet is a film about emulsion. The subjects of interest are portraits of Women; the idea of post production and projection in relation to film emulsion is emphasized by leaving the soundtrack on while the film goes through the gate, making the viewer aware of time, as the sound of splicing tape mashes into the sound-images of the heavily handled film, the emulsion, hand processing. The idea of holding in film is compelling when contrasted to the frame rate of the projected image. How do we come to perceive and identify a second of holding, of emulsified image?

Free Association (Excerpt)

16mm, 5min, Color, Sound

Free Association is a combination of the internal/external parts of the human body and the interior/exterior of the idea of home. Hand processing is pushing the film so the viewer can be aware of the chemical process, while the sound acts as an opposite environment to the presented images.

Reframe (excerpt)

16mm, 4min, color, silent

Reframe is a hand processed film that was shot frame by frame on an optical printer. It consists of found stereoscopic kodakchrome slides from 1950’s Cuba, two years before the revolution started. It documents a visual mesh up of the bodies from the past that may have abolished within the war.

Updown

16mm, 3 min, silent, B&W

Inspired by Maya Deren’s Continuity theory, Updown is composed of images of nature, ray-o-grams from the darkroom and their comparison to the alignment of the human body.

About:

Nazlı Dinçel’s work reflects on experiences of disruption. Dinçel works with film to denote upon the body, gender, nature, immigration, and dislocation in juxtaposition with their material: texture, color and the sustainability of emulsion.

Dinçel is currently living, teaching and pursuing her master’s degree in Milwaukee, WI. Awarded a Kodak film grant in 2009, her works have been exhibited at ATA San Francisco, Northwest Film Forum, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Louis B James Gallery, NY and Millennium Film Workshop, NY

Nazlı Dinçel

nazlidincel@yahoo.com