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“For RP31, Raven extracted thirty-one single frames from their loops to create an animated sequence of test patterns. Since the test patterns are specific to the projectors that they were made to calibrate, they include 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, and 70mm gauges with varying film characteristics. Raven digitized the materials, thereby participating in the very process of standardization that her works analyze. After establishing an image sequence, she had the frames printed to 35mm film. By using the “standard gauge,” she underscores the layers of uniformity imposed upon mainstream-media imagery. Each frame of RP31 is on-screen for only a fraction of a second, creating an intense strobe effect of colors, lines, and shapes.” – Corrina Peipon

Lucy Raven was born in Tucson in 1977 and lives in New York and Oakland. Her work has been included in exhibitions and screenings internationally.

Format: 35 mm
Running time: 4 min

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