There’s an entire cottage industry in the tech world of “tear downs”–the disassembling of new gadgets to learn about their constituent components, see how easy they are to repair or to simply gaze lovingly at their innards.
Maison Carnot’s new short film “Disassembly” is a tear down, of sorts, but of older technology: in this case, a Fujica ST 705 film camera and lens. The goal wasn’t to learn about the camera so much as to use it to create a new work of art.
The process took an entire day, though condensed into this two minute film, the tedium becomes oddly mesmerizing.
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