Ralph Overill

“My current work explores the connections between cinematic time and screenprinting process. Taking still frames from old B movies, fusing them with stills from my own video footage and warping them them through the silkscreen, I aim to open up new interpretations of these flickering images – now disconnected from their cinematic motor. I exploit the motion inherent to screenprinting to merge and mutate these still frames through primitive swipes of the squeegee, crude overlaying of registration and the mechanical rhythm of reproduction, introducing a celluloid-esque ruin to the image. I hope that the work floats between motion and stasis, between immediacy and distance, between the screens of cinema and serigraph.”