Kodak
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    Kodak

    Directed by

    USA

    2018

    33 min

    • English

    Animation

    A semi-biographical fiction inspired by his father’s work at one of Kodak’s first processing labs, Andrew Norman Wilson’s speculative gloss on the evolution of photo-chemical science entwines multiple perspectives and personas. Co-written by James N. Kienitz Wilkins, KODAK imagines a dialogue between a blind, mentally unstable former film technician and George Eastman himself, recordings of whom play out over a procession of photographs, home video footage, vintage Kodak ads and vivid, computer-generated 3D models.

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    Credits

    Cast
    voice of Lizzie Freeman
    voice of Dave Luukkonen
    voice of Marc Olmsted
    Screenplay
    Andrew Norman Wilson
    James N. Kienitz Wilkins
    Editing
    Andrew Norman Wilson
    Production
    ANDREW NORMAN WILSON
    Andrew Norman Wilson

    Andrew Norman Wilson

    USA

    Andrew Norman Wilson (1983, USA) is a filmmaker, artist and curator who works in video, sculpture, photography and performance. The aesthetics of corporate America, the economics of production and the mysteries of technology are recurring themes in his work, which engages the audience at a pre-cognitive level. Wilson obtained a Master of Fine Art degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011, following his dismissal as a videographer by a Google subcontractor because he filmed employees working on the Google Books archive. The footage became WORKERS LEAVING THE GOOGLEPLEX (2011) and went viral. His work has been exhibited at MoMA PS1, Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Fluxia, the New York Film Festival, the San Francisco IFF and the Images Festival. Wilson has lectured at Oxford University, Harvard University, Universität der Künste Berlin, and CalArts. His film KODAK (2018), articulates the will to accumulate and preserve things from a blind person’s point of view, it had its international premiere at IFFR 2019. His latest work is the film Z = |Z/Z•Z-1 MOD 2|-1: LAVENDER TOWN SYNDROME (2020).

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