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Dawn Of The Rainbow (2011)
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Katie Goodwin (UK)
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Dawn Of The Rainbow (single—channel video, 2011)  An animation made from the original film leader (the bit that only the projectionist sees) from the 1939 ‘Wizard of Oz’. It was one of the first technicolor films starting in the drab real world of Kansas in black and white and suddenly converts to colour as Dorothy finding herself in the land of Oz. Apparently the contemporary audience audibly gasped at that moment. This animation is an attempt to celebrate and look back at that moment in cinematic history, at another juncture in cinematic technology as celluloid becomes obsolete to the pixel. It is animated to a rejected movie soundtrack by Wayne Urquhart, an ode to the unseen and unheard of cinema.

Katie Goodwin (b. 1979 in the UK) — South—East London based British—Australian artist.

Cinematic magpie. Recycling waste and celebrating hidden labour are persistent intentions in her practice. Most of her source material is gleaned from the cutting room floor of the film production process. She seeks to reveal the stuff that the audience never sees, reprocessing and exposing moments that would otherwise be lost forever. Rescuing a moment and reanimating it is a form of bringing it alive — a kind of memento vivere to her.

She lives and works in London after completing an MA in Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art and a BA (Hons.) in Fine Art & Art History at Goldsmiths College.

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