Concept by Muriel Paraboni

In July 1969, man set foot on the moon for the first time. The event was broadcast live on television
to more than 600 million people worldwide. Starting from digital images found on the networks,
Fine Grain rehearses an oblique path: the fine grain that the astronaut reports on the lunar soil
is the grain that vibrates in the visual remains of the original expedition.

SHORT | VIDEOART | 4:20 | 2024

Edition, Post-Production and Sound Design by Muriel Paraboni

S t a t e m e n t

The raw footage from the Apollo 11 mission was lost shortly after the first Moon landing in July 1969. Most of the widely available material came from low-quality optical conversions made with film and TV cameras recording directly from video monitors. The original tapes are believed to have been erased during the 1980s.

Fine Grain is a visual essay based on an irregular and unstable variety of digital materials dispersed across networks. Retracing the path of the astronauts, the exploration however pursues another object: the luminous grain, minimum unit of the image, in a kind of archeology through the visual remains of the original expedition.

E x h i b i t i o n s

Ecrã International Experimental Film Festival | Museum of Modern Art (MAM-RJ) – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – JUL-2024
XPRMTL International Anti-Festival | London, UK – JUN-2024
ALC Alicante International Videoart Festival | Asociación ACOA – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante (MACA) – Alicante, Spain – MAY 2024
The Anthropocene Project | Artvideo Koehln – The New Museum of Networked Art (NMONA) – Koehln, Germany – APR 2024
PREVIEW – Kosma Fall International Exhibition | Korean Society of Media and Arts – Art Museum – Seoul National University | Seoul, South Korea – DEC-23

P r o m o

(c) Véspera Mixed Media 2024