A new exhibition for the Peephole Cinema series (created by curator Laurie O'Brien) opens September 18 at UnionDocs Center for Documentary Arts in Brooklyn, New York. The opening reception is 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
"Kinetoscopic Records" features ten very short moving-image works programmed by Dan Streible (keeper of this blog).
The exhibition, viewable only through the peephole on the door at 322 Union Avenue in Brooklyn, will run 24 hours a day for nearly two months.
See looping DV of ten works in five mintues.
• W. K.-L. Dickson, Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze, Jan. 7, 1894
• Evan Meaney, Re_Sneeze
• Jodie Mack, All Stars
• Joel Schlemowitz, The Invention of the Gramophone
• Danielle Ash, Creature of the Gowanus
• Tom Whiteside & Anna Kipervaser, Ott Gotcha
• Andrea Callard, Something Medical
• Bill Brand, Ornithology 4
• Mono No Aware, Sneezes
• Bill Morrison, Dancing Decay
However, the Peephole Cinema exhibit features the Library of Congress's newer and longer version, which uses all 81 surviving frames of Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze, not just the 45 frames that Niver used. Combining the 45 sepia-color frames from the January 1894 copyright deposit photograph with the additional 36 frames (half-tone, black-and-white) published in Harper's Weekly in March 1894, the new Library of Congress digital composite version runs approximately 7 seconds.
It reveals that the single continuous take recorded Fred Ott sneezing twice!
Go to the Peephole Cinema at UnionDocs to see it.