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Black of Noir

Title: Black of Noir
Hyo Myoung Kim
Year: 2011
Duration: 1 hour 26 minutes
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(excerpt: 5 minutes)

Discarded all colour (or brightness information) except for black from a select number of definitive noir films. Only the black remains in these noir films against the white screen.

The black The black patches become the visual outline of the genre itself. The stories disappear in the flow of continuous action popping up from the different films - the repeated familiarity suggest a generic and stylised gesture of the noir films. For the duration of the work, screening space becomes a `cinematic environment for the viewers do come in and stay as long as they wish.