Super 8mm transferred to 2.5K video
stereo audio, color, 4:3
At Half Moon Bay a film crew is setting up to shoot a scene from the Australian drama ‘Holding the Man’. The scene overlooks the last colonial breastwork monitor battleship, the decommissioned HMVS Cerberus. In 1993 the Cerberus suffered a major structural collapse after rusting deck supports and stanchions gave way. Razor blades were used directly on the film negative, removing layers of emulsion and further eroding the Cerberus from material existence.