Jeff Weber









Jeff Weber











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Anthology Film Archives, New York

Imageless Films, Part 3: Flicker Films
25th June, 7.30 pm
Peter Kubelka, Arnulf Rainer, 1960, 7 min, 35mm, b&w

Jeff Weber Untitled ( Neural Network, nn_oxb_1), 2021, 60 sec, 35mm, silent

The film explores the idea of an externalization of the cognitive instance that occurs through the application of artificial intelligence, and the recursive principles it relies on: the work resonates and interferes with the very system that initially has constituted the model for the structure applied on it: the human body.
The 1,440-frame-long film has been made with a score, generated and coded in Python. The structure of the film relies on the automated organization of six different grey tones that correspond to the dynamic range of the film print stock used.

Jeff Weber
Sequences (I), 2021, 11 sec, 35mm, silent
Sequences (II), 2021, 11 sec, 35mm, silent
Sequences (III), 2021, 11 sec, 35mm, silent
Sequences (IV), 2021, 11 sec, 35mm, silent

These short films are built upon the number of grey tones determined by the dynamic range of the film print stock used, and converted into numeric values between 1 and 6. These then constitute an initial sequence that is altered and iterated through the program by means of a specific algorithm and a pre-determined method – a kind of weaving together of numeric values.

Paul Sharits Declarative Mode
1976, 39 min, double-screen 16mm. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives.

John Cavanaugh Blink (Fluxfilm No. 5) 1966, 2.5 min, 16mm-to-digital, silent

Victor Grauer Archangel, 1966, 7.5 min, 16mm. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives.

Total running time: ca. 65 min
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Untitled (Neural Network, nn_oxb_1), 2021, 1440 frames / 60 sec, 35mm, silent