County of Production
Johnny Kline's In It for the Money
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.