'Milk Drops 1' looked to assign a new status to film within the arts as not merely a device for mirroring surface effects by creating representative images. Nevertheless, one that expanded upon and questioned the conventions of analogue film practice. By way of focusing on a central component of 16mm analogue film that of film emulsion. With the demise of the industrial production of analogue film, there is a space to rethink analogue film and specifically, in this instance, film emulsion extending and moving beyond fixed conventions.
A critical starting point for the development of such research was the investigation of the form, shape, and structure of milk as film emulsion using different kinds of milk.
The work exhibited for 'Expanding Cinema: Creative Processes and Practices' consisted of a digital version of 'Milk Drops 1'. That comprised three moving images of a succession of static milk drops superimposed on top of each other. Two of the moving images were from 16mm film projectors, and the third was from a digital projector.
The exhibition 'Expanding Cinema: Creative Processes and Practices' was organised by the Contemporary Cinema and Visual Arts Group. Which is part of NECS (Network for European Cinema and Media Studies).