Milk Drops 1

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


'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).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPorto, Portugal
Media of outputVideo file
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018
EventExpanding Cinema: Creative Processes and Practices - Research Institute in Art, Design and Society, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Duration: 22 Nov 201823 Nov 2018


  • Expanded Cinema
  • Experimental Film
  • Analogue Film

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  • Research Output

    Milk Drops: Practice Based Presentation

    SNAZELL, JAMES., 30 Jun 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Open Access
  • Re-Thinking Film Through Re-Thinking Emulsion

    SNAZELL, JAMES., 27 Jun 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Cite this

    SNAZELL, JAMES. (Author). (2018). Milk Drops 1. Exhibition, .