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Johnny Kline's In It for the Money

Dean Kavanagh

2017

Ireland

N/A

Short

Structural, Parody

ProRes422HQ, Quicktime

English

00:08:06:00

This found footage project takes the form of four experimental films surrounding the mystery of the titular character. Rather than overtly appearing in each film, Johnny Kline is more a summation of the evils within the film as a whole: he is a monstrosity of cinema. By composing fragmented narratives and drawing on an array of found materials the films of Johnny Kline form a visceral and furious passage through the underbelly of found-footage cinema, where Kline is both a master of ceremonies and a spectre behind and betwixt each frame.

Uncompromising alter-ego Johnny Kline returns in the form of found and partially destroyed film leader and countdown strips. Always inappropriate in his re-appropriation of found materials, Kline brings 16mm and 35mm film leader and tail materials, pushed through a custom process involving 2K film scan, transfer to BetaSP tape, and revival through retransfer and digitisation. Johnny Kline's in it for the Money is a reaction to the art culture fixation on analogue imagery.

Dean Kavanagh

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