The Limejuice Mystery 2016
THE LIMEJUICE MYSTERY is a work in progress which concerns the ageing process and decay of a roll of nitrate film. After almost 80 years the film cannot function, because of its first stage in decay. It shows the research space where I investigate the unknown nitrate film, the struggle with the material, and its danger from 1940 until today. I gather different elements together that display how I work and engage with the material: the nitrate film that I found second hand; a vitrine with all the research material including Polaroids that I shot throughout the process (they represent a unique moment which I have limited control over); a documentation of the decay of the film; a documentation of the content of the nitrate film The Limejuice Mystery, a parody of a Sherlock Holmes story made in 1930)1; printed decay fragments on Plexiglas that form a landscape.
Solange Frankort [NL], Rotterdam based artist, investigates and works within an array of everyday subjects within digital-pop-culture as reference, such as: computer symbols, digital devices, Internet, networks, archives. She uses digital or/and analogue objects to reflect on relationships between humans and the systems they create. Frankort’s work employs a peculiar blend of a little humour and visual aesthetics combined with conceptualism. Adding an unexpected perspective to these subjects, obtaining a perception from them, she creates a social dialogue about media and the digital age.