Still holding still

Dutch title: De Ontwaring
In the short film Still holding still, a 19th-century photographic practice is revived, a short-lived method of making portraits of young children, known as ‘Invisible Mothers’. The film tries to enter ‘inside’ the photos, into the long exposure time required by the very first cameras.

A short film by Sarah Vanagt

10’, 4:3, sound, colour, 2015

Cinematography: Artur Castro Freire (assisted by Son Doan),

19th century photography (collodion process): Jeroen de Wijs,

Editing: Effi Weiss

Sound design: Philippe Ciompi

Colour correction: Loup Brenta, Cobalt Films

A Balthasar production

Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC), Beursschouwburg Brussels, Argos Centre for Art and Media Brussels