The Last Slide Projector

Completed in 2006, The Last Slide Projector examines the story of Eastman Kodak’s Carousel projector on the eve of its final production run and contemplates the social consequences of technological change and obsolescence.  Shot on 16mm and digital video, this film is a cinematic example of what George Marcus calls “following the thing,” a method of tracking an object as it crosses temporal, spatial, and disciplinary boundaries.  In this case, chronicling the history of this projection technology allowed me to investigate the aesthetic, ideological, and economic implications associated with the transition from analog to digital.  The film premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2007.

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Providence Women’s Film Festival, Providence, RI
Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
Magic Lantern Cinema, Providence, RI
SCMS, Philadelphia, PA
Contact Toronto Photo-Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
Press-to-Exit Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia
Sky TV, Skopje, Macedonia
Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam, NL
Real Things Conference, York, England
Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Brown University, Providence, RI
Mess Hall, Chicago, IL
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
The Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
16Beaver Group, New York, NY
PAC Multimedia, Skopje, Macedonia
Ars Klinika, Novi Sad, Serbia
Photographic Society of America, Chicago, IL
Fort Dearborn Camera Club, Chicago, IL