Splice Lines

Splice Lines | 2012 | DV [Found Footage] | 0:47


Splices from Kurt Kren’s 6-64 Mama und Papa.

Critical Discourse

“Here I am thinking about a film titled Splice Lines (2012) made by the Canadian media artist Clint Enns. This short film is constructed using only the splice lines from Austrian filmmaker Kurt Kren’s celebration of the human body titled Mama und Papa (1964). These splice lines represent the literal glue that holds Kren’s shots together and metaphorically (maybe not unlike Brakhage’s ‘between the frames’ assertion) suggest vast and expansive landscapes of the imagination. In Enns’ film it is implied that Brakhage’s ‘gutter space’ serves two functions. Yes, there is a world in there, but let us never forget that this world is also the glue that holds the rest in place, as tenuous as that adhesion might be.” – Bryan Konefsky, “Fracking (with) post-modernism, or there’s a lil’ Dr Frankenstein in all of us,” in Un-Dependently Yours: Imaging a World Beyond the Red Capet, eds. Bryan Konefsky, River Quane, and David Camareno (Albuquerque: Experiments in Cinema, 2014), 118.


December 8, 2015. La felicidad es un proyector caliente: Selecciones de Experiments in Cinema, The 37th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, Havana, Cuba. Curated by Bryan Konefsky.

December 14, 2013. Happiness Is A Warm Projector, Alternative Film/Video Festival, Novi Beograd, Serbia. Curated by Bryan Konefsky.

June 26, 2013. Way Stations, The Nightingale Cinema, Chicago, Illinois. Curated by Jesse Malmed.

May 19, 2013. Way Stations, Microscope Gallery, New York City, New York. Curated by Jesse Malmed. 

April 17, 2013. Experiments in Cinema v8.53, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Organized by Bryan Konefsky.

April 3, 2013. Works for a Prepared Library, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Ohio. Curated by Steve Kemple.

June 23, 2012. Seeking the Monkey King, Onion City, Chicago, Illinois. Organized by Patrick Friel.