Liquify: A Super 8 Film by Lars Kemnitz shot with Heidrun Fiedler
The idea was to create visuals through analog distortion – as a counter-draft to and a comment on the omnipresent digital manipulation of female body appearance.
The title itself – “Liquify” – refers to the Photoshop tool of the same name. I wanted to celebrate the attraction of female beauty in all its shapes and therefore created this little poetic meditation, shot on Super 8 and 35mm film stock and featuring my dear friend Heidrun Fiedler.
The whole setting reminds me of an artist’s studio. The poses were inspired by ancient Greek sculptures which even today are of timeless elegance. The distortion effect was created physically by shooting through glassware. To set the viewer thinking and because it just mirrors the visuals very well, I decided to end the film with a quote by British painter Francis Bacon which I stumbled upon by chance.
A series of 35mm photographs based upon the same idea
Model: Heidrun Fiedler
Lars Kemnitz (b 1988) is a visual artist and creative director based in Hamburg, Germany. Since he discovered his passion for photography at university in the late 2000s, he has continually been shaping and developing his own visual language and vision. Today he also experiments with the medium of film which seems natural as his fascination for cinema has always served as a major source of inspiration; it reflects in his work when he blends cinematic story-telling with fashion, documentary and art influences to explore topics mostly dealing with the imaginative, the mystical, the cryptic, the suggestive and the subconscious.