Paul Malone : Movies : Studio Railroad 02

Still from Studio Railroad 02

Studio Railroad 02 (2014 remaster)

This movie is a complex tour of the artist's studio consisting of trackways of interlocking loops. The camera is mounted facing backwards on one of the wagons and essentially 'paints' the scenes as it traverses the 200 metre layout. The tour is processed in negative with ghosting of the tracks and processing of the studio furniture to look like a monochrome cityscape. At one point the camera runs through parked versions of the train on which it is traveling.

This movie was created to compliment and provide source material for the 'Ghost Train' series of scanned prints that was developing at the time and to inform that practice.


Further stills from the movie (click to enlarge) :