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Simon Aeppli

Secondhand daylight 08:00, Color, Mono, GB, 2007

Keeping scrapbooks have been central to my practice as a filmmaker for the last ten years. These books are made from photographs, photocopied and found images, written fragments, quotes, letters, lists and my own fictitious notations. Secondhand daylight is the first in a series of videos that use my scrapbooks as a starting point for a moving image work. The video itself becomes a type of scrapbook as I interweave video footage I have collected over the years with images from the books. Secondhand daylight is an experimental narrative that explores place, memory and obsession.